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Jesus & the Kingdom
(Category 14 of 16)
Watch our Read Scripture video on the overview of the New Testament. This video breaks down the literary design of the entire New Testament and how it continues the story of the Hebrew Scriptures.
New Testament Overview
Watch our Read Scripture video on the Gospel of Matthew, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. This is the first of two Read Scripture videos dedicated to the Gospel of Matthew, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework.
In Matthew, Jesus brings God’s heavenly kingdom to earth and invites his disciples into a new way of life through his death and resurrection.
Explore Matthew 1 -13
MATTHEW 1 – 13: (RS)
The Gospel According to
MATTHEW is the gospel written by a Jew to Jews about a Jew. Matthew is the
writer, his countrymen are the readers, and Jesus Christ is the subject.
Matthew’s design is to present Jesus as the King of the Jews, the long-awaited
Messiah. Through a carefully selected series of Old Testament quotations,
Matthew documents Jesus Christ’s claim to be the Messiah. His genealogy, baptism,
messages, and miracles all point to the same inescapable conclusion: Christ
is King. Even in His death, seeming defeat is turned to victory by the Resurrection,
and the message again echoes forth: the King of the Jews lives.
At an early date this gospel was given the title Kata Matthaion, “According to
Matthew.” As this title suggests, other gospel accounts were known at that time
(the word “Gospel” was added later). Matthew (“Gift of the Lord”) was also surnamed
Levi (Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27).
The Genealogy of Jesus Christ
1 THE book of the agenealogy1 of Jesus Christ, bthe Son of David, cthe Son of Abraham:
2 aAbraham begot Isaac, bIsaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot c and his brothers.
3 a begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, bPerez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot .
4 begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon.
5 Salmon begot aBoaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse,
6 and aJesse begot David the king. bDavid the king begot Solomon by her 1who had been the wife of Uriah.
7 aSolomon begot Rehoboam, Rehoboam begot bAbijah, and Abijah begot 1Asa.
8 Asa begot aJehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat begot Joram, and Joram begot bUzziah.
9 Uzziah begot Jotham, Jotham begot aAhaz, and Ahaz begot Hezekiah.
10 aHezekiah begot Manasseh, Manasseh begot 1Amon, and Amon begot bJosiah.
11 aJosiah begot 1Jeconiah and his brothers about the time they were bcarried away to .
12 And after they were brought to , aJeconiah begot Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begot bZerubbabel.
13 Zerubbabel begot Abiud, Abiud begot Eliakim, and Eliakim begot Azor.
14 Azor begot Zadok, Zadok begot Achim, and Achim begot Eliud.
15 Eliud begot Eleazar, Eleazar begot Matthan, and Matthan begot Jacob.
16 And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of aMary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ.
CHAPTER 1 References
1 aLuke 3:23
2 aGen. 21:2,
3 aGen. 38:27;
5 aRuth 2:1;
6 a1 Sam. 16:1
b2 Sam. 7:12;
in italic type
added for clarity.
not found in
7 a1 Chr. 3:10
b2 Chr. 11:20
8 a1 Chr. 3:10
b2 Kin. 15:13
9 a2 Kin. 15:38
10 a2 Kin.
20:21 b1 Kin.
11 a1 Chr.
1Or Coniah or
12 a1 Chr. 3:17
16 aMatt. 13:55
18 aLuke 1:27
19 aDeut. 24:1
20 aLuke 1:35
21 aLuke 1:31; 2:21 bJohn 1:29 1Lit. Savior 23 aIs. 7:14 1Words in oblique type in the New Testament are quoted from the Old Testament. 25 aLuke 2:7, 21 1Kept her a virgin 2NU a Son
17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity inare fourteen generations, and from the captivity in until the Christ are fourteen generations.
Christ Born of Mary
18 Now the abirth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child bof the Holy Spirit.
19 Then Joseph her husband, being 1a just man, and not wanting ato make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly.
20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, afor that which is 1conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
21 a“And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name 1JESUS, bfor He will save His people from their sins.”
22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying:
23 a“Behold,1 the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
24 Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife,
25 and 1did not know her till she had brought forth aher2 firstborn Son. And he called His name JESUS.
Wise Men from the East
1 Now after aJesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, 1wise men bfrom the East came to Jerusalem,
2 saying, a“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen bHis star in the East and have come to worship Him.”
3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 And when he had gathered all athe chief priests and bscribes of the people together, che inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.
5 So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:
6 ‘Buta you, Bethlehem, in the land of, Are not the least among the rulers of ; For out of you shall come a Ruler bWho will shepherd My people Israel.’ ”
7 Then Herod, when he had secretly called the 1wise men, determined from them what time the astar appeared.
8 And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also.”
9 When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.
11 And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, athey presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
12 Then, being divinely warned ain a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way.
The Flight into Egypt
13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.”
14 When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt,
15 and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled
CHAPTER 2 References
1 aMic. 5:2;
1 Kin. 4:30
2 aLuke 2:11
Is. 60:3] 4 a2 Chr. 36:14
b2 Chr. 34:13
6 aMic. 5:2;
[Rev. 2:27] 7 aNum. 24:17
11 aPs. 72:10;
12 a[Job 33:15,
16]; Matt. 1:20
15 aNum. 24:8;
18 aJer. 31:15
20 aLuke 2:39
22 aMatt. 2:12,
13, 19 bMatt.
23 aLuke 1:26;
1:45, 46 bJudg.
which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, a“Out of Egypt I called My Son.”
Massacre of the Innocents
16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men.
17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying:
18 “A avoice was heard in Ramah, Lamentation, weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, Refusing to be comforted, Because they are no more.”
The Home in Nazareth
19 Now when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
20 asaying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who bsought the young Child’s life are dead.”
21 Then he arose, took the young Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel.
22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea instead of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. And being warned by God in a adream, he turned aside binto the region of Galilee.
23 And he came and dwelt in a city called aNazareth, that it might be fulfilled bwhich was spoken by the prophets, “He shall be called a Nazarene.”
An Appeal for Israel’s Repentance
To the Chief Musician. aOn1 an instrument of Gath. A Psalm of Asaph.
1 SING aloud to God our strength; Make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob.
2 Raise a song and strike the timbrel, The pleasant harp with the .
3 Blow the trumpet at the time of the New Moon, At the full moon, on our solemn feast day.
4 For athis is a statute for Israel, A law of the God of Jacob.
5 This He established in Joseph as a testimony, When He went throughout the land of Egypt, aWhere I heard a language I did not understand.
6 “I removed his shoulder from the burden; His hands were freed from the baskets.
7 aYou called in trouble, and I delivered you; bI answered you in the secret place of thunder; I ctested you at the waters of 1Meribah. Selah
PSALM 81 References
title aPs. 8:title
1Heb. Al Gittith
4 aLev. 23:24;
5 aDeut. 28:49;
Ps. 114:1; Jer.
7 aEx. 2:23;
cEx. 17:6, 7;
1Lit. Strife or
8 a[Ps. 50:7] 9 a[Ex. 20:3;
43:12] 10 aEx. 20:2;
Deut. 5:6 bPs.
8 “Hear,a O My people, and I will admonish you! O Israel, if you will listen to Me!
9 There shall be no aforeign god among you; Nor shall you worship any foreign god.
10 aI am the LORD your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt; bOpen your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
11 “But My people would not heed My voice, And Israel would have anone of Me.
12 aSo I gave them over to 1their own stubborn heart, To walk in their own counsels.
13 “Oh,a that My people would listen to Me, That Israel would walk in My ways!
14 I would soon subdue their enemies, And turn My hand against their adversaries.
15 aThe haters of the LORD would pretend submission to Him, But their 1fate would endure forever.
16 He would ahave fed them also with 1the finest of wheat; And with honey bfrom the rock I would have satisfied you.”
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