CHAP. I. VER. 1.


ΒΙΒΛΟΣ γενέσεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, υἱοῦ Δαβίδ, υἱοῦ ̓Αβραάμ.


The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

a And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli, Luke iii. 23, to the end. Whose are the fathers, and of whom, as concerning the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. Rom. ix. 5.

XV. 22.

b And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us, Matt. ix. 27. And behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David! my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David, xxii. 42. I have found David my servant, with my holy oil have I anointed him. His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven, Ps.lxxxix. 20-29. Once have Isworn by my holiness, that I will not lie unto David. His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me, 35, 36. The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David, he will not turn from it. Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne, cxxxii. 11. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to VOL. I.

order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from hence

forth even for ever. The zeal of the ix. 6, 7. And there shall come forth LORD of hosts will perform this, Isa.


a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots, xi. 1. Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely, and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, Jer. xxiii. 5, 6. In those days and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David, and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The Lord our Righteousness. For thus saith the LORD, David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel, xxxiii. 15-17, 26. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David. And hath raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David. As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began, Luke i. 31, 32. 69, 70. Hath not the Scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem where David was? John vii. 42. Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne,

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MATT. I. 1, 2.

Acts ii. 30. Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the fesh ; And declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness by the resurrection from the dead, Rom. i. 3, 4. I, Jesus, have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star, Rev.

xxii. 16.

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed, Gen. xii. 3. Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him, xviii. 18. And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice, xxii. 18. Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father. And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries, and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws, xxvi. 3-5. And behold the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed, xxviii. 13, 14. For the promise that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith, Rom. iv. 13. Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ, Gal. iii. 16. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham, Heb. ii. 16.

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a For Sarah conceived and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. And Abraham called the name of his son, that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac, Gen. xxi. 2, 3. And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nahor: and they served other gods. And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac, Josh. xxiv. 2, 3. Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, Luke iii. 34. And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day, Acts vii. 8.

And I gave unto Isaac, Jacob and Esau, Josh. xxiv. 4.

cAnd Leah conceived and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me. And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the LORD hath heard that I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also: and she called his name Simeon. And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have borne him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi. And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she said, Now will I praise the LORD; therefore she called his name Judah, and left bearing, Gen. xxix. 32–35. And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son. And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan. And Bilhah, Rachel's maid, conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son.

MATT. 1. 3, 4.

And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali, xxx. 5-8. And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son. And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar. And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son. And Leah said, God hath endued me with a good dowry: now will my husband dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons: and she called his name Zebulun, 1720. And they journeyed from Bethel, and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath; and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour. And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not, thou shalt have this son also. And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing (for she died), that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin. And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem, xxxv. 16-19. Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob, were seventy souls; for Joseph was in Egypt already, Exod. i. 2-5. These are the sons of Israel; Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun, Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher, 1 Chron. ii. 1, 2.

VER. 3.

Ἰούδας δὲ ἐγέννησε τὸν Φαρὲς καὶ τὸν Ζατὰ ἐκ τῆς Θαμάρ Φαρὸς δὲ ἐγέννησε τὸν Εσρώμ. Εσρὰμ δὲ ἐγέννησε τὸν ̓Αράμ

And Judas begat Phares and Zara of bThamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;

a And it came to pass as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out; and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez. And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand; and his name was called Zarah, Gen. xxxviii. 29, 30. And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zarah: but Er and Onan

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died in the land of Canaan. sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul, xlvi. 12. And the sons of Judah, after their families, were; of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites of Pharez, the family of the Pharzites: of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites. And the sons of Pharez were; of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites, Num. xxvi. 20, 21.

b And Judah took a wife for Er his first-born whose name was Tamar. Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter-in-law, Remain a widow at thy father's house till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house. And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter-in-law hath played the harlot ; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt. When she was brought forth, she sent to her father-in-law, saying, By the man whose these are am 1 with child: and she said, Discern I pray thee whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff. And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more, Gen. xxxviii. 6, 11. 24-26.

c And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zarah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul, Gen. xlvi. 12. And the sons of Pharez were; of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites, Num. xxvi. 21.

d And Hezron begat Ram, and Ram begat Amminadab, Ruth iv. 19. The sons also of Hezron, that were born unto him: Jerahmeel, and Ram, and Chelubai, 1 Chron. ii. 9.

VER. 4.

̓Αρὰμ δὲ ἐγέννησε τὸν ̓Αμιναδάβ· ̓Αμε ναδὰς δὲ ἐγέννησε τὸν Ναασσών· Ναασσών δὲ ἐγέννησε τὸν Σαλμών·

And Aram begat a Aminadab; ansAminarlab begat Naasson; and Naad son begat Salmon;

a And Hezron begat Ram, and Ram

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begat Amminadab. And Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon, Ruth iv. 19, 20. And Ram begat Amminadab, and Amminadab begat Nahshon, prince of the children of Judah. And Nahshon begat Salma, 1 Chron. ii. 10-12.

bOf Judah Nahshon, the son of Amminadab, Num. i. 7. 'And on the east side towards the rising of the sun, shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah pitch throughout their armies and Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be the captain of the children of Judah, ii. 3.

VER. 5.

Σαλμὼν δὲ ἐγέννησε τὸν Βοὸζ ἐκ τῆς Ραχάβ· Βοὸζ δὲ ἐγέννησε τὸν Ωβὴδ ἐκ τῆς Ρούθ· Ωβὴδ δὲ ἐγέννησε τὸν Ἰεσσαί·

And a Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and b Obed begat Jesse;

a And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed, Ruth iv. 21. And Nahshon begat Salma, and Salma begat Boaz. And Boaz begat Obed, and Obed begat Jesse, 1 Chron. ii. 11, 12. b Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson,

Luke iii. 32.

VER. 6.

Ἰεσσαὶ δὲ ἐγέννησε τὸν Δαβὶδ τὸν βασι λέα· Δαβὶδ δὲ ὁ βασιλεὺς ἐγέννησε τὸν Σολομῶντα ἐκ τῆς τοῦ Οὐρίου·


And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of cher that had been the wife of Urias;

And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him, for this is he. Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward: So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah, 1 Sam. xvi. 1.11-13. Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehem-Judah, whose name was Jesse; and he had eight sons, and the man went among men for an old man in the days of Saul. And Saul said unto him, Whose son art thou, thou young man? and David answered, I am the son of thy servant Jesse the Bethlehemite, xvii. 12.58. Now these be the last words of David. David

the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said, 2 Sam. xxiii. 1. And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, Acts xiii. 22.

b And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her and she bare a son, and he called his name Solomon, 2 Sam. xii. 24. And these were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shimea, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon, four, of Bathshua the daughter of Ammiel, 1 Chron. iii. 5.

c And David sent and inquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband. And when the mournAnd Jesse begat David, Ruth iv. ing was past, David sent and fetched 22. AND the LORD said unto Samuel, her to his house, and she became his How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, wife, and bare him a son. But the seeing I have rejected him from reign- thing that David had done displeased ing over Israel? fill thine horn with oil the Lord, 2 Sam. xi. 3. 26, 27. Beand go, I will send thee to Jesse the cause David did that which was right Bethlehemite: for I have provided me in the eye of the LORD, and turned a king among his sons. And Samuel not aside from any thing that he comsaid unto Jesse, Are here all thy chil-manded him all the days of his life, dren? And he said, There remaineth save only in the matter of Uriah the yet the youngest, and, behold, he keep- Hittite, 1 Kings xv. 5. eth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither. And he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to.

VER. 7.

Σολομὼν δὲ ἐγέννησε τὸν Ροβοαμ Ρου βοὰμ δὲ ἐγέννησε τὸν ̓Αβιά· ̓Αβιὰ δὲ ἐγέν νησε τὸν ̓Ασά

And Solomon begat a Roboam; and

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