The father of King David. According to the tradition of the book of Ruth (Ruth 4:17-22, see also Matt 1:5) Jesse was the grandson of Boaz and Ruth. Jesse is mentioned in the messianic prophecy of Isaiah (Isa 11:1, Isa 11:10), which refers to the house of David, and also in the genealogies of Jesus (Matt 1:5-6; Luke 3:22).
17The women of the neighborhood gave him a name, saying, “A son has been born to Naomi.” They named him Obed; he became the father of Jesse, the father of David ... View more
5and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse,
The Peaceful Kingdom
1A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse,
and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
Return of the Remnant of Israel and Judah
10On that day the root of Jesse shall stand as a signal to the peoples; the nations shall inquire of him, and his dwel ... View more
5and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse,6and Jesse the father of King David.
And David was th ... View more
22and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”