The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah

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

Abraham fathered Isaac, Isaac fathered Jacob, and Jacob fathered [d]Judah and his brothers. Judah fathered Perez and Zerah by Tamar, (C)Perez fathered Hezron, and Hezron fathered [e]Ram. Ram fathered Amminadab, Amminadab fathered Nahshon, and Nahshon fathered Salmon. Salmon fathered Boaz by Rahab, Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth, and Obed fathered Jesse. Jesse fathered David the king.

David (D)fathered Solomon by [f]her who had been the wife of Uriah. Solomon (E)fathered Rehoboam, Rehoboam fathered Abijah, and Abijah fathered [g]Asa. Asa fathered Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat fathered [h]Joram, and Joram fathered Uzziah. Uzziah fathered [i]Jotham, Jotham fathered Ahaz, and Ahaz fathered Hezekiah. 10 Hezekiah fathered Manasseh, Manasseh fathered [j]Amon, and Amon (F)fathered Josiah. 11 Josiah fathered [k]Jeconiah and his brothers, at the time of the (G)deportation to Babylon.

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

17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; from David to the (J)deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the (K)deportation to Babylon to the [o]Messiah, fourteen generations.

Conception and Birth of Jesus

18 Now the birth of Jesus the [p]Messiah was as follows: when His (L)mother Mary had been [q]betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was (M)found to be pregnant by the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, since he was a righteous man and did not want to disgrace her, planned to [r](N)send her away secretly. 20 But when he had thought this over, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “(O)Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for [s]the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a Son; and (P)you shall name Him Jesus, for [t]He (Q)will save His people from their sins.” 22 Now all this [u]took place so that what was (R)spoken by the Lord through [v]the prophet would be fulfilled: 23 (S)Behold, the virgin will [w](T)conceive and give birth to a Son, and they shall name Him [x]Immanuel,” which translated means, “(U)God with us.” 24 And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, 25 [y]but kept her a virgin until she (V)gave birth to a Son; and (W)he named Him Jesus.

The Visit of the Magi

Now after Jesus was (X)born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of (Y)Herod the king, behold, [z]magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born (Z)King of the Jews? For we saw (AA)His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the [aa]Messiah was to be born. They said to him, “(AB)In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written [ab]by [ac]the prophet:

(AC)And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah,
Are by no means least among the leaders of Judah;
For from you will come forth a Ruler
Who will (AD)shepherd My people Israel.’”

Then Herod secretly called for the magi and determined from them the exact [ad]time (AE)the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, so that I too may come and worship Him.” After hearing the king, they went on their way; and behold, the star, which they had seen in the east, went on ahead of them until it came to a stop over the place where the Child was to be found. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And after they came into the house, they saw the Child with (AF)His mother Mary; and they fell down and [ae](AG)worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 12 And after being (AH)warned by God (AI)in a dream not to return to Herod, the magi left for their own country by another way.

The Escape to Egypt

13 Now when they had gone, behold, an (AJ)angel of the Lord *(AK)appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up! Take the Child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the Child to kill Him.”

14 So [af]Joseph got up and took the Child and His mother while it was still night, and left for Egypt. 15 He [ag]stayed there until the death of Herod; this happened so that what had been spoken by the Lord through [ah]the prophet would be fulfilled: “(AL)Out of Egypt I called (AM)My Son.”

Herod Slaughters Babies

16 Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by (AN)the magi, he became very enraged, and sent men and (AO)killed all the boys who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity [ai]who were two years old or under, according to the time which he had determined from the magi. 17 Then what had been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:

18 (AP)A voice was heard in Ramah,
Weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children;
And she refused to be comforted,
Because they were no more.”

19 But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord *(AQ)appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, and said, 20 “Get up, take the Child and His mother, and go to the land of Israel; for those who sought the Child’s life are dead.” 21 So [aj]Joseph got up, took the Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Then after being (AR)warned by God in a dream, he left for the regions of Galilee, 23 and came and settled in a city called (AS)Nazareth. This happened so that what was spoken through the prophets would be fulfilled: “He will be called a (AT)Nazarene.”

The Preaching of John the Baptist

Now (AU)in those days (AV)John the Baptist *[ak]came, [al]preaching in the (AW)wilderness of Judea, saying, (AX)Repent, for (AY)the kingdom of heaven [am]is at hand.” For this is the (AZ)one referred to [an]by Isaiah the prophet when he said,

(BA)The voice of one [ao]calling [ap]out in the wilderness,
(BB)Prepare the way of the Lord,
Make His paths straight!’”

Now John himself had [aq](BC)a garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was (BD)locusts and wild honey. At that time Jerusalem (BE)was going out to him, and all Judea and all (BF)the region around the Jordan; and they were being (BG)baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they confessed their sins.

But when he saw many of the (BH)Pharisees and (BI)Sadducees coming for [ar]baptism, he said to them, “You [as](BJ)offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from (BK)the wrath to come? (BL)Therefore produce fruit (BM)consistent with repentance; and do not assume that you can say to yourselves, ‘(BN)We have Abraham as our father’; for I tell you that God is able, from these stones, to raise up children for Abraham. 10 And the (BO)axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore, (BP)every tree that does not bear good fruit is being cut down and thrown into the fire.

11 “As for me, (BQ)I baptize you [at]with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; (BR)He will baptize you [au]with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His (BS)winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will (BT)gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the (BU)chaff with (BV)unquenchable fire.”

The Baptism of Jesus

13 (BW)Then Jesus *arrived (BX)from Galilee at the Jordan, coming to John to be baptized by him. 14 But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have the need to be baptized by You, and yet You are coming to me?” 15 But Jesus, answering, said to him, “Allow it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us (BY)to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he *allowed Him. 16 After He was baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and [av](BZ)he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and [aw]settling on Him, 17 and behold, a voice from the heavens said, “(CA)This is [ax]My beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

The Temptation of Jesus

(CB)Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness (CC)to be tempted by the devil. And after He had (CD)fasted for forty days and forty nights, He [ay]then became hungry. And (CE)the tempter came and said to Him, “If You are the (CF)Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But He answered and said, “It is written: ‘(CG)Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes out of the mouth of God.’”

Then the devil *took Him along into (CH)the holy city and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and he *said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written:

(CI)He will give His angels orders concerning You’;


On their hands they will lift You up,
So that You do not strike Your foot against a stone.’”

Jesus said to him, [az]On the other hand, it is written: ‘(CJ)You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

(CK)Again, the devil *took Him along to a very high mountain and *showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; and he said to Him, “(CL)All these things I will give You, if You fall down and [ba]worship me.” 10 Then Jesus *said to him, “Go away, Satan! For it is written: ‘(CM)You shall worship the Lord your God, and [bb]serve Him only.’” 11 Then the devil *left Him; and behold, (CN)angels came and began to serve Him.

Jesus Begins His Ministry

12 Now when Jesus heard that (CO)John had been taken into custody, (CP)He withdrew into Galilee; 13 and leaving Nazareth, He came and (CQ)settled in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali. 14 This happened so that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled:

15 (CR)The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
[bc]By the way of the sea, on the other side of the Jordan, Galilee of the [bd]Gentiles
16 (CS)The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great Light,
And those who were sitting in the land and shadow of death,
Upon them a Light dawned.”

17 (CT)From that time Jesus began to [be]preach and say, (CU)Repent, for the kingdom of heaven [bf]is at hand.”

The First Disciples

18 (CV)Now as Jesus was walking by (CW)the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, (CX)Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 And He *said to them, [bg]Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of people.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. 21 Going on from there He saw two other brothers, [bh](CY)James the son of Zebedee, and his brother [bi]John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets; and He called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

Ministry in Galilee

23 Jesus was going (CZ)about in all of Galilee, (DA)teaching in their synagogues and (DB)proclaiming the [bj]gospel of the kingdom, and (DC)healing every disease and every sickness among the people.

24 And the news about Him spread (DD)throughout Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, those suffering with various diseases and severe pain, (DE)demon-possessed, people with (DF)epilepsy, and people who were (DG)paralyzed; and He healed them. 25 Large crowds (DH)followed Him from Galilee and (DI)the Decapolis, and Jerusalem, and Judea, and from (DJ)beyond the Jordan.

The Sermon on the Mount; The Beatitudes

(DK)Now when Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on (DL)the [bk]mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. And (DM)He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying,

[bl](DN)Blessed are the poor in spirit, for (DO)theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are (DP)those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

“Blessed are (DQ)the [bm]gentle, for they will inherit the earth.

“Blessed are (DR)those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.

“Blessed are (DS)the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

“Blessed are (DT)the pure in heart, for (DU)they will see God.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for (DV)they will be called sons of God.

10 “Blessed are those who have been (DW)persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for (DX)theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when people (DY)insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for (DZ)in this same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Disciples and the World

13 “You are the salt of the earth; but (EA)if the salt has become tasteless, how [bn]can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by people.

14 “You are (EB)the light of the world. A city set on a [bo]hill cannot be hidden; 15 (EC)nor do people light a lamp and put it under a [bp]basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Your light must shine before people in such a way that they may (ED)see your good works, and (EE)glorify your Father who is in heaven.

17 “Do not presume that I came to abolish the (EF)Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill. 18 For truly I say to you, (EG)until heaven and earth pass away, not [bq]the smallest letter or stroke of a letter shall pass from the Law, until all is accomplished! 19 Therefore, whoever nullifies one of the least of these commandments, and teaches [br]others to do the same, shall be called least (EH)in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever [bs]keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

20 “For I say to you that unless your (EI)righteousness far surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Personal Relationships

21 (EJ)You have heard that [bt]the ancients were told, ‘(EK)You shall not murder,’ and ‘Whoever commits murder shall be answerable to (EL)the court.’ 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be answerable to (EM)the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘[bu]You good-for-nothing,’ shall be answerable to [bv](EN)the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the [bw](EO)fiery hell. 23 Therefore, if you are (EP)presenting your [bx]offering at the altar, and there you remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your [by]offering there before the altar and go; first be (EQ)reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your [bz]offering. 25 (ER)[ca]Come to good terms with your accuser quickly, while you are with him on the way to court, so that your accuser will not hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you will not be thrown into prison. 26 Truly I say to you, (ES)you will not come out of there until you have paid up the last [cb]quadrans.

27 (ET)You have heard that it was said, ‘(EU)You shall not commit adultery’; 28 but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman (EV)with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 Now (EW)if your right eye is causing you to sin, tear it out and throw it away from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, [cc]than for your whole body to be thrown into [cd](EX)hell. 30 And (EY)if your right hand is causing you to sin, cut it off and throw it away from you; for it is better for you [ce]to lose one of the parts of your body, [cf]than for your whole body to go into [cg](EZ)hell.

31 “Now it was said, ‘(FA)Whoever sends his wife away is to give her a certificate of divorce’; 32 (FB)but I say to you that everyone who [ch]divorces his wife, except for the reason of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a [ci]divorced woman commits adultery.

33 “Again, (FC)you have heard that [cj]the ancients were told, ‘[ck](FD)You shall not [cl]make false vows, but shall fulfill your [cm]vows to the Lord.’ 34 But I say to you, (FE)take no oath at all, neither by heaven, for it is (FF)the throne of God, 35 nor by the earth, for it is the (FG)footstool of His feet, nor [cn]by Jerusalem, for it is (FH)the city of the great King. 36 Nor shall you take an oath by your head, for you cannot make a single hair white or black. 37 But make sure your statement is, ‘[co]Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is [cp]of (FI)evil origin.

38 (FJ)You have heard that it was said, ‘(FK)Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I say to you, do not show opposition against an evil person; but (FL)whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other toward him also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your [cq]tunic, let him have your [cr]cloak also. 41 Whoever [cs]forces you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 (FM)Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.

43 (FN)You have heard that it was said, ‘(FO)You shall love your neighbor (FP)and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, (FQ)love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may prove yourselves to be (FR)sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 For (FS)if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Even the tax collectors, do they not do the same? 47 And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others? Even the Gentiles, do they not do the same? 48 Therefore (FT)you shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Charitable Giving to the Poor and Prayer

“Take care not to practice your righteousness in the sight of people, (FU)to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.

“So when you [ct]give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, so that they (FV)will be praised by people. (FW)Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But when you [cu]give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your charitable giving will be in secret; and (FX)your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

“And when you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to (FY)stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners (FZ)so that they [cv]will be seen by people. (GA)Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But as for you, when you pray, (GB)go into your inner room, close your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret; and (GC)your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

“And when you are praying, do not use thoughtless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard because of their (GD)many words. So do not be like them; for (GE)your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

The Lord’s Prayer

(GF)Pray, then, in this way:

‘Our Father, who is in heaven,
[cw]Hallowed be Your name.
10 [cx](GG)Your kingdom come.
(GH)Your will be done,
[cy]On earth as it is in heaven.
11 (GI)Give us this day [cz]our daily bread.
12 And (GJ)forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation, but (GK)deliver us from [da](GL)evil.[db]

14 (GM)For if you forgive other people for their [dc]offenses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But (GN)if you do not forgive other people, then your Father will not forgive your [dd]offenses.

Fasting; The True Treasure; Wealth

16 “Now (GO)whenever you fast, do not make a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they [de]distort their faces so that they will be noticed by people when they are fasting. (GP)Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 17 But as for you, when you fast, [df](GQ)anoint your head and wash your face, 18 so that your fasting will not be noticed by people but by your Father who is in secret; and your (GR)Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

19 (GS)Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves (GT)treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; 21 for (GU)where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

22 (GV)The eye is the lamp of the body; so then, if your eye is [dg]clear, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if (GW)your eye is [dh]bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. So if the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

24 (GX)No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and [di](GY)wealth.

The Cure for Anxiety

25 (GZ)For this reason I say to you, [dj]do not be (HA)worried about your [dk]life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is life not more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 (HB)Look at the birds of the sky, that they do not sow, nor reap, nor gather crops into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more important than they? 27 And which of you by (HC)worrying can (HD)add a single [dl]day to his [dm]life’s span? 28 And why are you (HE)worried about clothing? Notice how the lilies of the field grow; they do not labor nor do they spin thread for cloth, 29 yet I say to you that not even (HF)Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the (HG)grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? (HH)You of little faith! 31 Do not (HI)worry then, saying, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear for clothing?’ 32 For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for (HJ)your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But [dn]seek first [do]His kingdom and His righteousness, and (HK)all these things will be [dp]provided to you.

34 “So do not (HL)worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will [dq]worry about itself. [dr]Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Judging Others

(HM)Do not [ds]judge, so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and [dt](HN)by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you (HO)look at the [du]speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? (HP)Or how [dv]can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the [dw]speck out of your eye,’ and look, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the [dx]speck out of your brother’s eye!

(HQ)Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

Prayer and the Golden Rule

[dy](HR)Ask, and (HS)it will be given to you; [dz]seek, and you will find; [ea]knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or what person is there among you [eb]who, when his son asks for a loaf of bread, [ec]will give him a stone? 10 Or [ed]if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? 11 So if you, despite being [ee]evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, (HT)how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

12 “In everything, (HU)therefore, [ef]treat people the same way you want [eg]them to treat you, for (HV)this is the Law and the Prophets.

The Narrow and Wide Gates

13 (HW)Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is constricted that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

A Tree and Its Fruit

15 “Beware of the (HX)false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are (HY)ravenous wolves. 16 You will [eh](HZ)know them by their fruits. [ei]Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they? 17 So (IA)every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 (IB)Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 So then, you will [ej]know them (IC)by their fruits.

21 (ID)Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 (IE)Many will say to Me on (IF)that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many [ek]miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; (IG)leave Me, you who practice lawlessness.’

The Two Foundations

24 “Therefore, (IH)everyone who hears these words of Mine, and [el]acts on them, will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell and the [em]floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not [en]act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell and the [eo]floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and its collapse was great.”

28 [ep](II)When Jesus had finished these words, (IJ)the crowds were amazed at His teaching; 29 for He was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.


  1. Matthew 1:1 Lit book
  2. Matthew 1:1 In Heb Yeshua (Joshua), meaning The Lord is salvation
  3. Matthew 1:1 From Gr Christos, which means Messiah (Heb for Anointed One)
  4. Matthew 1:2 Gr Judas; a name of a person in the Old Testament is given in its Old Testament form
  5. Matthew 1:3 Gr Aram
  6. Matthew 1:6 I.e., Bathsheba
  7. Matthew 1:7 Gr Asaph
  8. Matthew 1:8 Also Gr for Jehoram in 2 Kin 8:16; cf. 1 Chr 3:11
  9. Matthew 1:9 Gr Joatham
  10. Matthew 1:10 Gr Amos
  11. Matthew 1:11 Jehoiachin in 2 Kin 24:15
  12. Matthew 1:12 Gr Salathiel
  13. Matthew 1:13 Gr Abioud, usually spelled Abiud
  14. Matthew 1:16 From Gr Christos, which means Messiah (Heb for Anointed One)
  15. Matthew 1:17 See note v 16
  16. Matthew 1:18 See note v 16
  17. Matthew 1:18 Unlike engagement, a betrothed couple was considered married, but did not yet live together
  18. Matthew 1:19 Or divorce her
  19. Matthew 1:20 Lit that which
  20. Matthew 1:21 Lit He Himself
  21. Matthew 1:22 Lit has happened
  22. Matthew 1:22 I.e., Isaiah
  23. Matthew 1:23 Or be pregnant
  24. Matthew 1:23 Gr Emmanuel
  25. Matthew 1:25 Lit and did not know her intimately
  26. Matthew 2:1 A caste of educated men specializing in astronomy, astrology, and natural science
  27. Matthew 2:4 From Gr Christos, which means Messiah (Heb for Anointed One)
  28. Matthew 2:5 Or through
  29. Matthew 2:5 I.e., Micah
  30. Matthew 2:7 Lit time of the appearing star
  31. Matthew 2:11 Lit prostrated themselves to; i.e., lay face down in a prone position to indicate worship
  32. Matthew 2:14 Lit he
  33. Matthew 2:15 Lit was
  34. Matthew 2:15 I.e., Hosea
  35. Matthew 2:16 Lit from two...and under
  36. Matthew 2:21 Lit he
  37. Matthew 3:1 Or arrived; or appeared
  38. Matthew 3:1 Or proclaiming as a herald
  39. Matthew 3:2 Lit has come near
  40. Matthew 3:3 Or through
  41. Matthew 3:3 Or shouting
  42. Matthew 3:3 Or out, Prepare in the wilderness the way
  43. Matthew 3:4 Lit his garment
  44. Matthew 3:7 Later mss his baptism
  45. Matthew 3:7 Or brood
  46. Matthew 3:11 The Gr here can be translated in, with, or by
  47. Matthew 3:11 The Gr here can be translated in, with, or by
  48. Matthew 3:16 Or He
  49. Matthew 3:16 Lit coming upon Him
  50. Matthew 3:17 Or My Son, the Beloved
  51. Matthew 4:2 Or later became; or afterward became
  52. Matthew 4:7 Or Again
  53. Matthew 4:9 Lit prostrate Yourself to
  54. Matthew 4:10 Or fulfill religious duty to Him
  55. Matthew 4:15 Or Toward the sea
  56. Matthew 4:15 Lit nations, usually non-Jewish
  57. Matthew 4:17 Or proclaim
  58. Matthew 4:17 Lit has come near
  59. Matthew 4:19 Or Come after Me
  60. Matthew 4:21 Or Jacob
  61. Matthew 4:21 Gr Joannes, for Heb Johanan
  62. Matthew 4:23 Or good news
  63. Matthew 5:1 Or hill
  64. Matthew 5:3 I.e., fortunate or prosperous, and so through v 11
  65. Matthew 5:5 Or humble, meek
  66. Matthew 5:13 Lit will
  67. Matthew 5:14 Or mountain
  68. Matthew 5:15 Lit peck-measure
  69. Matthew 5:18 Lit one iota (Heb yodh) or one projection (serif)
  70. Matthew 5:19 Lit people
  71. Matthew 5:19 Lit does
  72. Matthew 5:21 Lit it was said to the ancients
  73. Matthew 5:22 Or You empty-head; Gr Raka (Raca) from Aramaic reqa
  74. Matthew 5:22 Lit the Sanhedrin; i.e., Jewish High Court
  75. Matthew 5:22 Lit Gehenna of fire
  76. Matthew 5:23 Or gift
  77. Matthew 5:24 Or gift
  78. Matthew 5:24 Or gift
  79. Matthew 5:25 I.e., settle the case
  80. Matthew 5:26 A small Roman copper coin, worth about 1/64 of a laborer’s daily wage
  81. Matthew 5:29 Lit and that your whole body not be
  82. Matthew 5:29 Gr Gehenna
  83. Matthew 5:30 Lit that lost
  84. Matthew 5:30 Lit and not your whole body
  85. Matthew 5:30 Gr Gehenna
  86. Matthew 5:32 Lit sends away, the Heb term for divorce
  87. Matthew 5:32 Lit woman sent away
  88. Matthew 5:33 Lit it was said to the ancients
  89. Matthew 5:33 you and your are singular here
  90. Matthew 5:33 Or break your vows
  91. Matthew 5:33 Lit oaths
  92. Matthew 5:35 Or toward
  93. Matthew 5:37 I.e., a clear “yes” or “no”
  94. Matthew 5:37 Or from the evil one
  95. Matthew 5:40 A long shirt worn next to the skin
  96. Matthew 5:40 Or outer garment
  97. Matthew 5:41 Lit will force
  98. Matthew 6:2 Lit make a charitable gift
  99. Matthew 6:3 Lit make a charitable gift
  100. Matthew 6:5 Lit may show themselves to
  101. Matthew 6:9 I.e., treated as sacred or holy
  102. Matthew 6:10 Or May Your...come
  103. Matthew 6:10 Lit as in heaven, also on earth
  104. Matthew 6:11 Or our bread for tomorrow
  105. Matthew 6:13 Or the evil one
  106. Matthew 6:13 Late mss add For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen
  107. Matthew 6:14 Or wrongdoings
  108. Matthew 6:15 Or wrongdoings
  109. Matthew 6:16 I.e., leave unwashed, or discolor their faces with makeup
  110. Matthew 6:17 I.e., rub oil in the hair
  111. Matthew 6:22 Or healthy; or sincere
  112. Matthew 6:23 Or evil
  113. Matthew 6:24 Gr mamonas, for Aramaic mamon (mammon); i.e., wealth etc. personified as an object of worship
  114. Matthew 6:25 Or stop being worried
  115. Matthew 6:25 Lit soul
  116. Matthew 6:27 Lit cubit (about 18 in. or 45 cm)
  117. Matthew 6:27 Or height
  118. Matthew 6:33 Or continually seek
  119. Matthew 6:33 Or the kingdom
  120. Matthew 6:33 Or added
  121. Matthew 6:34 Or look after itself
  122. Matthew 6:34 Lit Sufficient for the day is its evil
  123. Matthew 7:1 I.e., make a habit of judging or have a judgmental attitude
  124. Matthew 7:2 Lit by which measure you measure
  125. Matthew 7:3 Or splinter
  126. Matthew 7:4 Lit will
  127. Matthew 7:4 Or splinter
  128. Matthew 7:5 Or splinter
  129. Matthew 7:7 Or Keep asking
  130. Matthew 7:7 Or keep seeking
  131. Matthew 7:7 Or keep knocking
  132. Matthew 7:9 Lit whom his son will ask
  133. Matthew 7:9 Lit he will not give him a stone, will he?
  134. Matthew 7:10 Lit also will ask
  135. Matthew 7:11 I.e., as sinful mankind
  136. Matthew 7:12 Lit you, too, do so for them
  137. Matthew 7:12 Lit people
  138. Matthew 7:16 Or recognize
  139. Matthew 7:16 Lit They do not gather
  140. Matthew 7:20 Or recognize
  141. Matthew 7:22 Or works of power
  142. Matthew 7:24 Lit does them
  143. Matthew 7:25 Lit rivers
  144. Matthew 7:26 Lit do them
  145. Matthew 7:27 Lit rivers
  146. Matthew 7:28 Lit And it happened when