Amplified Bible

Matthew 1

The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah

1The record of the genealogy of [a]Jesus the [b]Messiah, the son (descendant) of [c]David, the son (descendant) of Abraham:

Abraham [d]was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of [e]Judah and his brothers [who became the twelve tribes of Israel]. Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez was the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram. Ram was the father of Aminadab, Aminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon. Salmon was the father of Boaz by [f]Rahab, Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse. Jesse was the father of [g]David the king.

David was the father of Solomon by [h]Bathsheba who had been the wife of Uriah. Solomon was the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asa. Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah. Uzziah was the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah. 10 Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, and Amon the father of Josiah. 11 Josiah became the father of Jeconiah [also called Coniah and Jehoiachin] and his brothers, at the time of the deportation (exile) to Babylon.

12 After the deportation to Babylon: Jeconiah became the father of Shealtiel, and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel. 13 Zerubbabel was the father of Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor. 14 Azor was the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud. 15 Eliud was the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob. 16 Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, by [i]whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah (Christ).

17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen; from David to the Babylonian deportation (exile), fourteen generations; and from the Babylonian deportation to the Messiah, fourteen generations.

Conception and Birth of Jesus

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been [j]betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by [the power of] the Holy Spirit. 19 And Joseph her [promised] husband, being a just and righteous man and not wanting to expose her publicly to shame, planned to send her away and divorce her quietly. 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, descendant of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the Child who has been [k]conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a Son, and you shall name Him Jesus (The Lord is salvation), for He will [l]save His people from their sins.” 22 All this happened in order to fulfill what the Lord had spoken through the [m]prophet [Isaiah]: 23 Behold, the [n]virgin shall be with child and give birth to a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel”—which, when translated, means, “God with us.” 24 Then Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him, and he took Mary [to his home] as his wife, 25 but he kept her a virgin until she had given birth to a Son [her firstborn child]; and he named Him Jesus (The Lord is salvation).

Notas al pie

  1. Matthew 1:1 Heb Yeshua (Joshua), meaning The Lord is salvation.
  2. Matthew 1:1 Gr Christos. Greek for Messiah, which means Anointed One. Throughout his gospel, which is directed primarily to Jewish believers, Matthew uses OT Scripture to emphasize the fact that Jesus is their promised Messiah.
  3. Matthew 1:1 The shepherd boy who killed the Philistine giant Goliath, and later became king of Israel.
  4. Matthew 1:2 Lit begot, fathered, from the Greek word gennao, meaning “to father a child” (early modern English beget) and so throughout the genealogy whenever father occurs.
  5. Matthew 1:2 Gr Judas; names of people in the OT are given in their OT form.
  6. Matthew 1:5 The woman who assisted the Hebrew spies before the conquest of Jericho (Josh 2:1-21).
  7. Matthew 1:6 David is the only one addressed as “the king.” The text places an emphasis on David, showing that Jesus is a descendant of David and an heir to the throne of David and the Davidic Covenant.
  8. Matthew 1:6 Lit her of Uriah.
  9. Matthew 1:16 The Greek singular feminine pronoun hes, translated “whom,” shows that Jesus was born of Mary alone, without Joseph’s participation; however, Jesus was considered Joseph’s legal son and heir. Accordingly, Matthew’s genealogy confirms Jesus as a legitimate descendant of David.
  10. Matthew 1:18 The first stage of marriage (called shiddukin in Hebrew) in Jewish tradition and law, usually lasting for a year before the wedding night; unlike an engagement, it was legally binding and required a divorce to nullify it. The woman remained with her parents during the betrothal year and was referred to as a “wife” even though the marriage was not consummated during this period of time (cf Deut 22:23, 24).
  11. Matthew 1:20 Lit begotten.
  12. Matthew 1:21 Those who, by personal faith, accept Him as Savior are saved from the penalty of sin and reconciled with the Father.
  13. Matthew 1:22 The prophets in the Bible always have the ability to foretell the future as revealed to them by God. Scripture provides stringent criteria for testing a prophet’s ability to foretell future events (Deut 18:22).
  14. Matthew 1:23 “Virgin” (Gr parthenos) clearly confirms that Mary was a virgin when she gave birth to Jesus.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

馬太福音 1

耶穌基督的家譜

1耶穌基督是亞伯拉罕的子孫、大衛的後裔,以下是祂的家譜:

亞伯拉罕生以撒,

以撒生雅各,

雅各生猶大和他的兄弟,

猶大和她瑪生法勒斯和謝拉,

法勒斯生希斯崙[a]

希斯崙生蘭,

蘭生亞米拿達,

亞米拿達生拿順,

拿順生撒門,

撒門和喇合生波阿斯,

波阿斯和路得生俄備得,

俄備得生耶西,

耶西生大衛王。

大衛和烏利亞的妻子生所羅門,

所羅門生羅波安,

羅波安生亞比雅,

亞比雅生亞撒,

亞撒生約沙法,

約沙法生約蘭,

約蘭生烏西雅,

烏西雅生約坦,

約坦生亞哈斯,

亞哈斯生希西迦,

10 希西迦生瑪拿西,

瑪拿西生亞們,

亞們生約西亞,

11 約西亞生耶哥尼雅和他的兄弟,

那時以色列人被擄往巴比倫。

12 被擄到巴比倫以後,

耶哥尼雅生撒拉鐵,

撒拉鐵生所羅巴伯,

13 所羅巴伯生亞比玉,

亞比玉生以利亞敬,

以利亞敬生亞所,

14 亞所生撒督,

撒督生亞金,

亞金生以律,

15 以律生以利亞撒,

以利亞撒生馬但,

馬但生雅各,

16 雅各生約瑟。

約瑟就是瑪麗亞的丈夫,

那被稱為基督[b]的耶穌就是瑪麗亞生的。

17 這樣,從亞伯拉罕到大衛共有十四代,從大衛到被擄至巴比倫也是十四代,從被擄至巴比倫到基督降生也是十四代。

耶穌的降生

18 以下是耶穌基督降生的經過。

耶穌的母親瑪麗亞和約瑟訂了婚,還沒有成親就從聖靈懷了孕。 19 約瑟是個義人,不願公開地羞辱她,便決定暗中和她解除婚約。 20 他正在考慮這事的時候,主的一位天使在夢中向他顯現,說:「大衛的後裔約瑟,不要怕,把瑪麗亞娶過來,因為她所懷的孕是從聖靈來的。 21 她將生一個兒子,你要給祂取名叫耶穌[c],因為祂要把自己的子民從罪惡中救出來。」

22 這一切應驗了主藉著先知所說的話: 23 「必有童貞女懷孕生子,祂的名字要叫以馬內利,意思是『上帝與我們同在』。」 24 約瑟醒來,就遵從主的天使的吩咐和瑪麗亞結婚, 25 只是在她生下孩子之前沒有與她同房。約瑟給孩子取名叫耶穌。

Notas al pie

  1. 1·3 」希臘文是「亞蘭」。
  2. 1·16 基督」意思是「受膏者」。
  3. 1·21 耶穌」意思是「救主」。