Lets Read The Bible (New Testament): Matthew Chapter One In the book of Matthew chapter one we learn

of the !enealo!" be!innin! with #braham to $a%id are fo&rteen !enerations' and from $a%id &ntil the carr"in! awa" into Bab"lon are fo&rteen !enerations' from the carr"in! awa" into Bab"lon &nto Christ are fo&rteen !enerations( So, from Abraham to the birth of Jesus Christ are 42 generations --- the importance of learning the genealogy from Abraham to David to the birth of Jesus Christ, is to understand that Jesus Christ is the heir to King David s thro!n in Jerusalem, !hich at the "ord Jesus Christ s return #Second Coming$ %e is returning as the King of &ings and the "ord of lords and !ill rule and reign from %is father s David s thro!n in Jerusalem' (he genealogy establishes an unbro&en lineage from Abraham !ho is the father #patriarch$ of the )ation of *srael to David !ho +,D anointed #handpic&ed$ to be &ing of *srael in his days, to Jesus Christ !ho is the rightful heir to the thro!n of David, from !hich Jesus Christ !ill rule and reign in +reat +lory and -o!er from the +reat City Jerusalem upon %*S return to earth' .e learn in +enesis chapter one, the events that too& place in the lives of Joseph #Jesus step-father$ and /ary the mother of Jesus, 0ust before the %oly Spirit deposited the %oly ,ne into /ary s !omb' .hile this description of events are brief, the story of events that too& place during this time leading to the conception of Jesus Christ in /ary s !omb are ama1ingly !onderful to learn, understand and &no! as !e continue to learn about the "ord Jesus Christ in this chapter in the boo& of /atthe! and the proceeding volumes of )e! (estament boo&s that !e !ill be reading through' "et s 2ead (he 3ible /atthe! 4 4 5(he boo& of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham' 2 Abraham begat *saac6 and *saac begat Jacob6 and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren6 7 And Judas begat -hares and 8ara of (hamar6 and -hares begat 9srom6 and 9srom begat Aram6 4 And Aram begat Aminadab6 and Aminadab begat )aasson6 and )aasson begat Salmon6 : And Salmon begat 3oo1 of 2achab6 and 3oo1 begat ,bed of 2uth6 and ,bed begat Jesse6 ; And Jesse begat David the &ing6 and David the &ing begat Solomon of her that had been the !ife of <rias6 = And Solomon begat 2oboam6 and 2oboam begat Abia6 and Abia begat Asa6

> And Asa begat Josaphat6 and Josaphat begat Joram6 and Joram begat ,1ias6 ? And ,1ias begat Joatham6 and Joatham begat Acha16 and Acha1 begat 91e&ias6 4@ And 91e&ias begat /anasses6 and /anasses begat Amon6 and Amon begat Josias6 44 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they !ere carried a!ay to 3abylonA 42 And after they !ere brought to 3abylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel6 and Salathiel begat 8orobabel6 47 And 8orobabel begat Abiud6 and Abiud begat 9lia&im6 and 9lia&im begat A1or6 44 And A1or begat Sadoc6 and Sadoc begat Achim6 and Achim begat 9liud6 4: And 9liud begat 9lea1ar6 and 9lea1ar begat /atthan6 and /atthan begat Jacob6 4; And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of /ary, of !hom !as born Jesus, !ho is called Christ' 4= So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations6 and from David until the carrying a!ay into 3abylon are fourteen generations6 and from the carrying a!ay into 3abylon unto Christ are fourteen generations' 4> )o! the birth of Jesus Christ !as on this !iseA .hen as his mother /ary !as espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she !as found !ith child of the %oly +host' 4? (hen Joseph her husband, being a 0ust man, and not !illing to ma&e her a public eBample, !as minded to put her a!ay privily' 2@ 3ut !hile he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the "ord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to ta&e unto thee /ary thy !ifeA for that !hich is conceived in her is of the %oly +host' 24 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JesusA for he shall save his people from their sins' 22 )o! all this !as done, that it might be fulfilled !hich !as spo&en of the "ord by the prophet, saying, 27 3ehold, a virgin shall be !ith child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name 9mmanuel, !hich being interpreted is, +od !ith us'

24 (hen Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the "ord had bidden him, and too& unto him his !ifeA 2: And &ne! her not till she had brought forth her firstborn sonA and he called his name Jesus'5 "isten to an audio reading of /atthe! Chapter ,neA httpACC!!!'biblegate!ay'comCaudioCmcleanC&0vC/att'4 2ead an easy-to-understand translation from +,D S .,2D (ranslation of /atthe! 4A httpACC!!!'biblegate!ay'comCpassageCDsearchE/atthe!F2@4GversionEKJH6+. )oteA All Scriptures used in the !riting of this post comes from (he King James Hersion %oly 3ible and it can be used freely for both personal or commercial uses as its status is -ublic Domain'$

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