The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
The first record is the book of the generation of Jesus Christ. What does this signify?
1. A man's beginnings, a man's ancestors, have something to do with both his character and his life.
2. Christ was the sacred heir of all the ancient world.
3. The genealogy reminds us how all the past was preparing for Jesus.
4. But more than all, the generations of Jesus Christ show us the birth of the new world, and the new time, and the new institutions, which are to end in the perfect glory of the Father and the perfect blessedness of the race.
(W. H. Davison.)
Parallel VersesKJV: The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.