Verse 1 says "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham." Matthew begins by making his case that Jesus is the promised Messiah. The old testament prophets prophesied what bloodline the Messiah would could from. This establishes that fact with the geneology to back it up. That's why Jesus was upset that the Jews did not accept Him for who He was. But these boring verses contain so much more.
So what we are going to do for verse 2 through 18 is someone give me the name and I am going to reply with the meaning of that name.
So what is the first name we fine in verse 2?