The Lineage of Jesus:

God made these great Old Testament promises to the Children of Israel and to all His People.

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Genesis 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

 Jeremiah 23:5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.

The Root of Jesse (Jesse was David’s father)

Isaiah 11:

1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den.

9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

The Genealogical Promises are only fulfilled by one Person, Jesus Christ the Lord.

Jesus identifies Himself in the Book of Revelation as The Root and Offspring of David.  Revelation chapter 22 – 12  ..I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”

Jesus was also referred to as “the son of David” many other times in Scripture:

Matthew 9:27…And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us.

Matthew 12:23…And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?

Matthew 15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

Matthew 20:30… And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. 31…but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.

Mark 10: 46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. 48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.

Luke 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

Matthew’s gospel  (Mat 1:2-16). Starts with Abraham and lists his descendants all the way down to Jesus. There are 42 generations in total, divided into 3 sections as follows:

1. Abraham - David (from Abraham to David)
2. David - Josias (from David until the carrying away into Babylon)
3. Jechonias - Jesus (from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ)

Each section contains 14 generations.  There are a total of 42 generations from Abraham to Jesus the Messiah..  Mat 1:17.

Matthew’s genealogy
Jesus was called the “son of David” in Mat 1:1, which is a clear reference to his right to inherit David’s throne.

Some think that Mary was only from the Davidic line but Joseph was also from David’s line:

Jesus’ genealogy is given in two places in Scripture: Matthew 1 and Luke 3:23-38. Matthew traces the genealogy from Jesus to Abraham. Matthew gives the legal descent of those heirs to the throne of David, through Joseph, while Luke gives the physical descent through Mary. Luke traces the genealogy from Jesus to Adam. Luke and Matthew have given us the meeting-point of the lineage David in both of Joseph and Mary.Matthew and Luke are in fact tracing entirely different Davidic lines. For example, Matthew gives Joseph’s father as Jacob (Matthew 1:16), while Luke gives Joseph’s father as Heli (Luke 3:23). Matthew traces the line through David’s son Solomon (Matthew 1:6), while Luke traces the line through David’s son Nathan (Luke 3:31). In fact, between David and Jesus, the only names the genealogies have in common are Shealtiel and Zerubbabel (Matthew 1:12;Luke 3:27).


The Genealogy of Jesus Matthew 1:1-16 (NIV)

1 A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham:

2 Abraham was the father of Isaac,  Isaac the father of Jacob,

          Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,

3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar,

          Perez the father of Hezron,

          Hezron the father of Ram,

4 Ram the father of Amminadab,

          Amminadab the father of Nahshon,

          Nahshon the father of Salmon,

5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab,

          Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth,

          Obed the father of Jesse,

6 and Jesse the father of King David.

       David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,

7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam,

          Rehoboam the father of Abijah,

          Abijah the father of Asa,

8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat,

          Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram,

          Jehoram the father of Uzziah,

9 Uzziah the father of Jotham,

          Jotham the father of Ahaz,

          Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,

10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh,

          Manasseh the father of Amon,

          Amon the father of Josiah,

11 and Josiah the father of Jeconiah[a] and his brothers at the time of the exile

          to Babylon.

12 After the exile to Babylon:

          Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel,

          Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel

13 Zerubbabel the father of Abiud,

          Abiud the father of Eliakim,

          Eliakim the father of Azor,

14 Azor the father of Zadok,

          Zadok the father of Akim,

          Akim the father of Eliud,

15 Eliud the father of Eleazar,

          Eleazar the father of Matthan,

          Matthan the father of Jacob,

16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus,

          who is called Christ.


The Geneaology of Jesus

Luke 3:23-38 (NIV)

23 Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry.

       He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph,

       the son of Heli,

24 the son of Matthat,

       the son of Levi, the son of Melki,

       the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,

25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos,

       the son of Nahum, the son of Esli,

       the son of Naggai,

26 the son of Maath,

       the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein,

       the son of Josech, the son of Joda,

27 the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa,

       the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel,

       the son of Neri,

28 the son of Melki,

       the son of Addi, the son of Cosam,

       the son of Elmadam, the son of Er,

29 the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer,

       the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat,

       the son of Levi,

30 the son of Simeon,

       the son of Judah, the son of Joseph,

       the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim,

31 the son of Melea, the son of Menna,

       the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan,

       the son of David,

32 the son of Jesse,

       the son of Obed, the son of Boaz,

       the son of Salmon,[a] the son of Nahshon,

33 the son of Amminadab, the son of Ram,[b]

       the son of Hezron, the son of Perez,

       the son of Judah,

34 the son of Jacob,

       the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham,

       the son of Terah, the son of Nahor,

35 the son of Serug, the son of Reu,

       the son of Peleg, the son of Eber,

       the son of Shelah,

36 the son of Cainan,

       the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem,

       the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,

37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch,

       the son of Jared, the son of Mahalalel,

       the son of Kenan,

38 the son of Enosh,

       the son of Seth, the son of Adam,

       the son of God.

Many people have been confused as to how the line of Mary and Joseph are both Davidic lines.   Below we will join all the Old Testament and New Testament scripture verses together and show the split with King David which leads to Mary and Joseph and comes together with the birth of Jesus.

                           1. The Son of God, The Creator

                           2. Adam

                           3. Seth

                           4. Enosh

                           5. Kenan

                           6. Mahalalel

                           7. Jared

                           8. Enoch

                           9. Methuselah

                          10. Lamech

                          11. Noah

                          12. Shem  

                          13. Arphaxad

                          14. (Cainan)

                          15. Shelah

                          16. Eber

                          17. Peleg

                          18. Reu

                          19. Serug

                          20. Nahor

                          21. Terah

                          22. Abram

                          23. Isaac

                          24. Jacob

                          25. Judah

                          26. Perez

                          27. Hezron

                          28. Ram

                          29. Amminadab

                          30. Nahshon

                          31. Salmon

                          32. Boaz

                          33. Obed

                          34. Jesse

                          35. KING  DAVID

                          (THE SPLIT)

   Matthew’s lineage of Joseph        Luke’s lineage of Mary
         36. Solomon         36. Nathan
         37. Rehoboam            37. Mattatha
         38. Abijah                           38. Menna
         39. Asa                                 39. Melea
         40. Jehoshaphat                  40. Eliakim
         41. Jehoram                      41. Jonam
         42. Uzziah                       42. Joseph
         43. Jotham                       43. Judah
         44. Ahaz                         44. Simeon
         45. Hezekiah                     45. Levi
         46. Manasseh                     46. Matthat
         47. Amon                         47. Jorim
         48. Josiah                       48. Eliezar
         49. Jeconiah                     49. Joshua
         50. Shealtiel                     50. Er
         51. Zerubbabel                   51. Elmadam
         52. Abiud                        52. Cosam
         53. Eliakim                      53. Addi
         54. Azor                         54. Melki
         55. Zadok                        55. Neri
         56. Akim                         56. Shealtiel
         57. Eliud                        57. Zerubbabel
         58. Eleazar                      58. Rhesa
         59. Matthan                      59. Joanan
         60. Jacob                        60. Joda
         61. Joseph                       61. Josech
         62. Jesus the Christ 62. Semein
63. Mattathias
64. Maath
65. Naggai
66. Esli
67. Nahum
68. Amos
69. Mattathias
70. Joseph
71. Jannai
72. Melki
73. Levi
74. Matthat
75. Heli (Father-in-Law of Joseph, father of Mary)
76. Joseph (This is Mary because Luke is only mentioning FATHERS)
77. Jesus the Christ