Matthew 1; 1 Corinthians 4:15; Philemon 10; 1 John 5:18; 1 Peter 1:3; Matthew 1:20; Psalm 2:7; Acts 13:33; Hebrews 1:5; Hebrews 5:5; John 1:14,18; John 3:16,18; Genesis 22:2; Psalm 22:20; Psalm 35:17; Hebrews 1:6; Revelation 1:5
1. From γεμμάω, “to beget.” This word is used
a) for the natural generation of mankind, as in Matthew 1.
2. πρωτότοκος, applied to the Lord Jesus as “the first-begotten,” or rather “the firstborn” as marking His supremacy above all. The angels were called to worship Him when He was brought into the world (Heb. 1:66And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. (Hebrews 1:6)); and He is said to be the firstborn from among the dead (Rev. 1:55And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, (Revelation 1:5)).