MATTHEW 1:16

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT

To get what Matthew 1:16 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity.

“And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.”

High popularity: 320 searches a month
Popularity relative to other verses in Matthew chapter 1 using average monthly Google searches.

Matthew 1:16 Translation & Meaning

What does this verse really mean? Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. Use this reference information to gain deeper insight into the Bible and enrich your understanding. Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance[1].

KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
This is a simplified translation of the original Greek word. Follow the buttons on the right to get more detail.
More 
Use the buttons below to get details on the Greek word and view related Bible verses that use the same root word.
And δὲ But, and, etc And
Jacob Ἰακὼβ Jacob (i.e., Ja`akob), the progenitor of the Israelites Jacob
begat ἐγέννησεν To procreate (properly, of the father, but by extension of the mother); figuratively, to regenerate begat
Joseph Ἰωσὴφ Joseph, the name of seven Israelites Joseph
the τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
husband ἄνδρα A man (properly as an individual male) husband
of Mary, Μαρίας Maria or Mariam (i.e., Mirjam), the name of six Christian females Mary
of ἐξ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) of
whom ἧς The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that whom
was born ἐγεννήθη To procreate (properly, of the father, but by extension of the mother); figuratively, to regenerate born
Jesus, Ἰησοῦς Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
who The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) who
is called λεγόμενος Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean called
Christ. Χριστός Anointed, i.e., the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus Christ

Verse Context

See Matthew 1:16 with its adjacent verses in bold below. Follow either of the two large buttons below to see these verses in their broader context of the King James Bible or a Bible concordance.

Very High
Verse Search Popularity Levels What do people search for?

Use the scale on the left to tell how often the verses below are googled compared to each other.

High
Medium
Low
Very Low
  • 14  And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;

  • 15  And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;

  • 16  And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

  • 17  So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

  • 18  Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.




Sources:

The King James Bible (1611) and Strong's Concordance (1890) with Hebrew and Greek dictionaries are sourced from the BibleForgeDB database (https://github.com/bibleforge) within the BibleForge project (http://bibleforge.com). Popularity rankings are based on search volume data from the Google AdWords Keyword Planner tool.


Share This Page:


Popular Bible Topics What does the Bible say about...?

Most Searched Bible Verses
Translations, Meanings, Complete Red Letter Bible
Words of God in dark red
Words of Jesus in light red