(From: MATTHEW #1 - 1:1-25)
MATTHEW'S SUMMARY: THE LION OF JUDAH AND HIS KINGDOM
I. 1:1 THE GENEALOGY OF JESUS
A genealogy of Jesus Christ, David's Son, Abraham's Son.
BIBlos geNEse-os IeSOU ChrisTOU, huiOU DauID, huiOU A-braAM.
II. 1:2-6a ABRAHAM TO DAVID
AbraAM eGENne-sen  ton IsaAK, I-saAK de eGENne-sen ton IaKOB,
Abraham begat :Isaac, Isaac in turn begat :Jacob,
IaKOB de eGENne-sen ton IOUdan kai tous a-delPHOUS auTOU,
Jacob in turn begat :Judah and his :brethren,
IOUdas de eGENne-sen ton PhaRES kai ton ZaRA ek tes THAmar,
3Judah in turn begat :Phares and :Zara of :Thamar,
PhaRES de eGENne-sen ton HesROM, HesROM de eGENne-sen ton A-RAM,
Phares in turn begat :Hesrom, Hesrom in turn begat :Aram,
A-RAM de eGENne-sen ton A-mi-naDAB, A-mi-naDAB de eGENne-sen ton Na-asSON,
4Aram in turn begat :Aminadab, Aminadab in turn begat :Naasson,
Na-asSON de eGENne-sen ton SalMON, SalMON de eGENne-sen ton BoES ek tes 'RaCHAB,
Naasson in turn begat :Salmon, 5Salmon in turn begat :Boes of :Rachab,
BoES de eGENne-sen ton IoBED ek tes 'Routh, IoBED de eGENne-sen ton IesSAI,
Boes in turn begat :Iobed of :Ruth, Iobed in turn begat :Jessai,
IesSAI de eGENne-sen ton DauID ton ba-siLEa.
6b Jessai in turn begat :David the king.
III. 1:6b-11 FROM DAVID TO BABYLON REMOVAL
DauID de eGENne-sen ton So-loMOna ek tes tou OuRIou, So-loMON de eGENne-sen ton 'Ro-boAM,
David in turn begat :Solomon of the wifeof :Uriah, 7Solomon in turn begat :Roboam,
'Ro-boAM de eGENne-sen ton AbiA, A-biA de eGENne-sen ton A-SAPH,
Roboam in turn begat :Abija, Abija in turn begat :Asaph,
A-SAPH de eGENne-sen ton Io-saPHAT, Io-saPHAT de eGENne-sen ton IoRAM,
8Asaph in turn begat :Josaphat, Josaphat in turn begat :Joram,
IoRAM de eGENne-sen ton O-ZIon, O-ZIas de eGENne-sen ton IoAtham,
Joram in turn begat :Oziah, 9Oziah in turn begat :Joatham,
IoAtham de eGENne-sen ton Achas, Achas de eGENne-sen ton He-zeKIan,
Joatham in turn begat :Achas, Achas in turn begat :Hezekiah,
He-zeKIas de eGENne-sen ton Ma-nasSE, Ma-nasSES de eGENne-sen ton A-MOS,
10Hezekiah in turn begat :Manasseh, Manasseh in turn begat :Amos,
A-MOS de eGENne-sen ton IoSIan,
Amos in turn begat :Josiah,
IoSIas de eGENne-sen ton Ie-choNIan kai tous a-delPHOUS auTOU ePI tes me-toi-keSIas Ba-buLOnos.
IV. 1:12-16 FROM BABYLON REMOVAL TO CHRIST
MeTA de ten me-toi-keSIan Ba-buLOnas Ie-choNIas genNA ton Sala-thiEL,
After the Babylon removal Jechoniah in turn begets :Salathiel,
Sa-la-thiEL de genNA ton Zo-roBAbel, Zo-roBAbel de genNA ton A-biOUD,
Salathiel in turn begets :Zorobabel, 13Zorobabel in turn begets :Abioud,
A-biOUD de eGENne-sen  ton E-li-aKEIM, E-li-aKEIM de eGENne-sen ton A-ZOR,
Abioud in turn begat :Eliakeim, Eliakeim in turn begat :Azor,
A-ZOR de eGENne-sen ton SaDOK, SaDOK de eGENne-sen ton A-CHEIM,
14Azor in turn begat :Sadoc, Sadoc in turn begat :Acheim,
A-CHEIM de eGENne-sen ton E-liOUD, E-liOUD de eGENne-sen ton E-leAzar,
Acheim in turn begat :Elioud, 15Elioud in turn begat :Eleazar,
E-leAzar de eGENne-sen ton MathTHAN, MathTHAN de eGENne-sen ton IaKOB,
Eleazar in turn begat :Maththan, Maththan in turn begat :Jacob,
IaKOB de eGENne-sen ton IoSEPH ton ANdra  MaRIas,
16Jacob in turn begat :Joseph the husband of Mary,
ex hes e-genNEthe IeSOUS  ho leGOme-nos ChrisTOS .
of whom was begotten Jesus :called Christ.
V. 1:17 SUMMARY OF GENEALOGIES - 42 GENERATIONS
PAsai oun hai ge-neAI  aPO AbraAM HEos DauID geneAI DEka TESsa-res,
All the generations therefore from Abraham till David arefourteen generations,
kai aPO DauID HEos tes me-toi-keSIas Ba-buLOnos ge-neAI DEka TESsa-res,
and from David till the Babylon removal fourteen generations,
kai aPO tes me-toi-keSIas Ba-buLOnos HEos tou ChrisTOU ge-neAI DEka TESsa-res.
and from the Babylon removal till the Christ fourteen generations.
VI. 1:18-25 BIRTH OF JESUS
a. 1:18 MARY ENGAGED TO JOSEPH
Tou de IeSOU ChrisTOU he GEne-sis HOUtos en:
Now the birth of :Jesus Christ was thus:
Mne-steuTHEIses  tes meTROS auTOU MaRIas, to IoSEPH, prin he su-nelTHEIN  auTOUS,
His :mother Mary, betrothed to :Joseph, before they came together,
heuREthe  en gasTRI  Echou-sa ek PNEUma-tos  HaGIou .
was found with child of theHoly Spirit.
b. 1:19 JOSEPH SOUGHT AN HONORABLE SOLUTION
IoSEPH de ho aNER auTES DIkai-os  on, kai me THElon auTEN deig-maTIsai ,
And Joseph her :husband being righteous, and not willing to make an example of her,
e-bouLEthe  LAthra  a-poLUsai  auTEN.
was minded to put her away privately.
c. 1:20 BIRTH OF JESUS FORETOLD
TAUta de auTOU en-thu-meTHENtos , iDOU,
But as he thought on these things, lo,
AGge-los  KuRIou kat' Onar  ePHAne  auTO, LEgon, IoSEPH,
theLord's angel appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph,
huiOS DauID, me pho-beTHES  pa-ra-laBEIN  Ma-riAN ten guNAI-KA  sou:
David's Son, do not fear to take to youMary your :wife:
to gar en auTE gen-neTHEN  ek PNEUmaTOS es-tin HaGIou.
for what is begotten in her is of theHoly Spirit.
d. 1:21 JESUS IS PRE-NAMED
TExe-tai  de huiON , kai kaLEseis  to Ono-ma  auTOU IeSOUN;
And she shall bear a son, and you shall call his :name :JESUS;
auTOS gar SOsei  ton laON  auTOU aPO ton ha-mar-tiON  auTON.
for HE shall save his :people from their :sins.
e. 1:22-23 SCRIPTURE FULFILLED
TOUto de HOlon GEgo-nen HIna ple-roTHE 
Now all this is come to pass that itmight be fulfilled
to 'reTHEN  aPO tou KuRIou diA tou proPHEtou  LEgon-tos,
which was spoken by theLord through the prophet saying,
I-DOU, he parTHEnos  en gaSTRI HExei, kai TExe-tai  huiON,
23Lo, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a son,
kai kaLEsou-sin to Ono-ma  auTOU Em-ma-nouEL ;
And they shall call his :name Emmanuel;
HO es-tin me-ther-me-neuOme-non , Meth' heMON ho TheOS.
which being interpreted is, :God with us.
f. 1:24-25 JESUS BORN
e-gerTHEIS  de ho IoSEPH aPO tou HUPnou 
And :Joseph arose from his:sleep
ePOIe-sen hos proSEta-xen  auTO ho AGge-los KuRIou, kai paREla-ben ten guNAIka auTOU,
anddid as the Lord's angel commanded him, and took to himhis :wife,
kai ouk eGIno-sken auTEN HEos hou Ete-ken huiON; kai eKAle-sen to Ono-ma auTOU IeSOUN.
25and knew her not till she hadborne a son; and he called his :name JESUS.
NOTE: Matthew 1 is different from any other of the 260 chapters in the NT. According to the sentence, paragraph and section structure revealed by Bible Numerics and discovered and utilized by Ivan Panin, this chapter has six sectionsof chapter equivalents! What might God be trying to tell us here?
Many folk are not too interested in Bible Genealogies. Think of 1 Chronicles and its first 10 chapters! How many who read the Bible through in a Year - skip these? Yet - God has something to say by His Spirit concerning our DNA. First of all - we are allone family in Adam - fallen through him to be sure - but Redeemed by Jesus Christ through His blood of the Cross! And each one of us who have heard His call - and responded - now find ourselves in the “One New Man”! Here there is neither Jew nor Gentile, male nor female, rich or poor - but allbrethren in this New Jerusalem, Christ's Heavenly Bride! Matthew 1 shows Christ's Genealogy through Joseph, His legal - but not natural father. Luke shows His genealogy through Mary - through Solomon's brother Nathan.
So Jesus is Son of Abraham, Son of David, Son of God! He is God's only begotten Son, our Elder Brother, and the only Savior of the world!
I am interested in genealogies to a point - but I dofind these 42 generations in Matthew as leading to Christ - to be fascinating - and to bear thoughtful meditation.
There is another thought that impressed me here. Before Jesus was born - God gave His Name to Joseph. Jesus is the eighth Bible personage named prior to Birth!
An angel of the Lord named Abraham's first son through the Egyptian Hagar - and called him “Ishmael: God hears” (Genesis 16:10)! God heard Hagar's prayer, and answered. But Ishmael was not God's design for Abraham's inheritance, but a son through his wife Sarah! God told Abraham that the son through Sarah was to be called “Isaac - laughter” (Genesis 1:19) - and the covenant would be established through him, not Ishmael. God's choice prior to Christ was the Jewish nation of Israel, promised 4000 years ago. And weas Gentiles have been grafted into the root of Israel, and enjoy and share with them the 8-fold blessings of Romans 9:4-5.
Solomon, 1 Chronicles 22:9; Josiah, 325 years before birth, 2 Kings 13:2, 2 Kings 22:1; Maher-shalal-hashbaz, Isaiah 8:1-3; Cyrus, 175 years before birth (Isaiah 44:18-45); John the Baptist, Luke 1:13; 60-63 - these are the others named before birth. It is fitting that Jesus is the 8thof this special group. He arose from the dead on the eighthday! His letter/number equivalent in the Greek is 888! Old things are completed with 7 - but new beginnings start with 8! Look at these. Consider them. Ask God about them. Seek Histhinking of significance concerning them. But major on the last of these 8. It is Jesusthat takes pre-eminenceover all that precedes. And this chapter, Matthew 1, introduces us to God's Son, and God's thinking surrounding His Son. J.A.W.