Matthew 1:1-6, 16-17; Hebrews 1:1-5 NLT


Matthew 1:1 This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus the Messiah, a descendant of David and of Abraham :

2. Abraham was the father of Isaac. Isaac was the father of Jacob. Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers.

3. Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah (whose mother was Tamar). Perez was the father of Hezron. Hezron was the father of Ram.

4. Ram was the father of Amminadab. Amminadab was the father of Nahshon. Nahshon was the father of Salmon.

5. Salmon was the father of Boaz (whose mother was Rahab). Boaz was the father of Obed (whose mother was Ruth). Obed was the father of Jesse.

6. Jesse was the father of King David.

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16. Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Mary gave birth to Jesus, who is called the Messiah.

17. All those listed above include fourteen generations from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the Babylonian exile, and fourteen from the Babylonian exile to the Messiah.

 

Hebrews 1:1 Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets.

2. And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe.

3. The Son radiates God's own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.

4. This shows that the Son is far greater than the angels, just as the name God gave him is greater than their names.

5. For God never said to any angel what he said to Jesus: "You are my Son. Today I have become your Father. " God also said, "I will be his Father, and he will be my Son."