Matthew 1:2
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New International Version
Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,

New Living Translation
Abraham was the father of Isaac. Isaac was the father of Jacob. Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers.

English Standard Version
Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,

New American Standard Bible
Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers.

King James Bible
Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Abraham fathered Isaac, Isaac fathered Jacob, Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers,

International Standard Version
Abraham fathered Isaac, Isaac fathered Jacob, and Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers.

NET Bible
Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Abraham begot Isaaq, Isaaq begot Jaqob, Jaqob begot Yehuda and his brothers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Abraham] was the father of Isaac, [Isaac] the father of Jacob, [Jacob] the father of Judah and his brothers.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Abraham begat Isaac; Isaac begat Jacob; Jacob begat Judas and his brothers;

King James 2000 Bible
Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brothers;

American King James Version
Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brothers;

American Standard Version
Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Abraham begot Isaac. And Isaac begot Jacob. And Jacob begot Judas and his brethren.

Darby Bible Translation
Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob, and Jacob begat Juda and his brethren;

English Revised Version
Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren;

Webster's Bible Translation
Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren;

Weymouth New Testament
Abraham was the father of Isaac; Isaac of Jacob; Jacob of Judah and his brothers.

World English Bible
Abraham became the father of Isaac. Isaac became the father of Jacob. Jacob became the father of Judah and his brothers.

Young's Literal Translation
Abraham begat Isaac, and Isaac begat Jacob, and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:1-17 Concerning this genealogy of our Saviour, observe the chief intention. It is not a needless genealogy. It is not a vain-glorious one, as those of great men often are. It proves that our Lord Jesus is of the nation and family out of which the Messiah was to arise. The promise of the blessing was made to Abraham and his seed; of the dominion, to David and his seed. It was promised to Abraham that Christ should descend from him, Ge 12:3; 22:18; and to David that he should descend from him, 2Sa 7:12; Ps 89:3, &c.; 132:11; and, therefore, unless Jesus is a son of David, and a son of Abraham, he is not the Messiah. Now this is here proved from well-known records. When the Son of God was pleased to take our nature, he came near to us, in our fallen, wretched condition; but he was perfectly free from sin: and while we read the names in his genealogy, we should not forget how low the Lord of glory stooped to save the human race.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - Abraham begat Isaac. From Abraham to David the genealogy in St. Matthew agrees with that in Luke 3. In the other two sections, from Solomon to Zerubbabel, and from Zerubbabel to Christ, there is some difficulty in accounting for the variations, which are considerable. The natural descent of each son from his father is emphasized by the repetition of the word "begat" at every stage (cf., however, ver. 8, note) till we come to Jesus, and then the phrase is varied, "Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus." Judas ( Judah, Revised Version) and his brethren. The addition of these words seems very natural here, because the twelve sons of Jacob were the fathers of the tribes of Israel, and as descended from Abraham were heirs of the promises; and although Judah was the tribe from which the Messiah was to spring, he was to be the glory of the whole of Israel. The same words, "and his brethren," are, however, found in ver. 11, where there is no such reason to account for them.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Abraham begat Isaac,.... The descent of Christ from Abraham is in the line of Isaac; Abraham begat Ishmael before Isaac, and others after him, but they are not mentioned; because the Messiah was not to spring from any of them, but from Isaac, of whom it is said, "in Isaac shall thy seed be called", Genesis 21:12 and who, as he was a progenitor, so an eminent type of Christ; being Abraham's only beloved son; and particularly in the binding, sacrifice and deliverance of him.

Isaac begat Jacob. The genealogy of Christ proceeds from Isaac, in the line of Jacob. Isaac begat Esau, as well as Jacob, and they two were twins, but one was loved, and the other hated; wherefore no mention is made of Esau, he had no concern in the Messiah, nor was he to spring from him, but from Jacob, or Israel, by whose name he is sometimes called, Isaiah 49:3

Jacob begat Judas and his brethren. The lineage of Christ is carried on from Jacob in the line of Judah; the reason of which is, because it was particularly prophesied that the Messiah, Shiloh, the prince and chief ruler, should be of him, Genesis 49:10 1 Chronicles 5:2. And it is evident beyond all contradiction, that our Lord sprung from his tribe, Hebrews 7:14. The reason why the brethren of Judah, who were eleven in number, are mentioned, when the brethren of Isaac and Jacob are not, is, because though the Messiah did not spring from them, yet the promise of him was made to the twelve tribes, who all expected him, and to whom he was sent, and came. These made but one body of men, and therefore, though the Messiah came from the tribe of Judah, yet he is said to be of them all, Romans 9:4.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren—Only the fourth son of Jacob is here named, as it was from his loins that Messiah was to spring (Ge 49:10).

Matthew 1:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Genealogy of Jesus
1The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham: 2Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers. 3Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez was the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram.…
Cross References
Genesis 25:19
This is the account of the family line of Abraham's son Isaac. Abraham became the father of Isaac,

Genesis 29:35
She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, "This time I will praise the LORD." So she named him Judah. Then she stopped having children.

Numbers 1:26
From the descendants of Judah: All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families.

Matthew 1:1
This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham:

Matthew 1:3
Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram,
Treasury of Scripture

Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brothers;

Abraham.

Genesis 21:2-5 For Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the …

Joshua 24:2,3 And Joshua said to all the people, Thus said the LORD God of Israel, …

1 Chronicles 1:28 The sons of Abraham; Isaac, and Ishmael.

Isaiah 51:2 Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah that bore you: for I called …

Luke 3:34 Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was …

Acts 7:8 And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat …

Romans 9:7-9 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: …

Hebrews 11:11,17,18 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, …

Isaac begat.

Genesis 25:26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's …

Joshua 24:4 And I gave to Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave to Esau mount Seir, …

1 Chronicles 1:34 And Abraham begat Isaac. The sons of Isaac; Esau and Israel.

Isaiah 41:8 But you, Israel, are my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed …

Malachi 1:2,3 I have loved you, said the LORD. Yet you say, Wherein have you loved …

Romans 9:10-13 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even …

Jacob begat.

Genesis 29:32-35 And Leah conceived, and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben: …

Genesis 30:5-20 And Bilhah conceived, and bore Jacob a son…

Genesis 35:16-19 And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to …

Genesis 46:8-2 And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into …

Genesis 49:8-12 Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise: your hand shall …

Exodus 1:2-5 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah…

1 Chronicles 2:1-2 These are the sons of Israel; Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, …

1 Chronicles 5:1,2 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; …

Luke 3:33,34 Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was …

Acts 7:8 And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat …

Hebrews 7:14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe …

Revelation 7:5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of …

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