Matthew 1:13
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New International Version
Zerubbabel the father of Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor,

New Living Translation
Zerubbabel was the father of Abiud. Abiud was the father of Eliakim. Eliakim was the father of Azor.

English Standard Version
and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor,

Berean Study Bible
Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor.

Berean Literal Bible
and Zerubbabel begat Abiud, and Abiud begat Eliakim, and Eliakim begat Azor.

New American Standard Bible
Zerubbabel was the father of Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor.

King James Bible
And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Zerubbabel fathered Abiud, Abiud fathered Eliakim, Eliakim fathered Azor,

International Standard Version
Zerubbabel fathered Abiud, Abiud fathered Eliakim, Eliakim fathered Azor,

NET Bible
Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, Abiud the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor,

New Heart English Bible
and Zerubbabel the father of Abihud, and Abihud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azzur,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Zorubabel begot Abiud, Abiud begot Eliakim, Eliakim begot Azor.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Zerubbabel] the father of Abiud, [Abiud] the father of Eliakim, [Eliakim] the father of Azor,

New American Standard 1977
and to Zerubbabel was born Abihud; and to Abihud, Eliakim; and to Eliakim, Azor;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Zorobabel begat Abiud; Abiud begat Eliakim; Eliakim begat Azor;

King James 2000 Bible
And Zerubbabel begat Abihud; and Abihud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;

American King James Version
And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;

American Standard Version
and Zerubbabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Zorobabel begot Abiud. And Abiud begot Eliacim. And Eliacim begot Azor.

Darby Bible Translation
and Zorobabel begat Abiud, and Abiud begat Eliakim, and Eliakim begat Azor,

English Revised Version
and Zerubbabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;

Webster's Bible Translation
And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;

Weymouth New Testament
Zerubbabel of Abiud; Abiud of Eliakim; Eliakim of Azor;

World English Bible
Zerubbabel became the father of Abiud. Abiud became the father of Eliakim. Eliakim became the father of Azor.

Young's Literal Translation
and Zerubbabel begat Abiud, and Abiud begat Eliakim, and Eliakim begat Azor,
Study Bible
The Genealogy of Jesus
12After the exile to Babylon: Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, 13Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor. 14Azor was the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud.…
Cross References
Haggai 1:1
In the second year of Darius the king, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the LORD came by the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying,

Matthew 1:12
After the exile to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,

Matthew 1:14
Azor was the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud.
Treasury of Scripture

And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;

Verse 13. - And Zorobabel ( Zerubbabel, Revised Version) begat Abiad. Here the two lines of pedigree in St. Matthew and St. Luke seem tc separate, and not to converge again till we come to Matthan (or Matthat), the grandfather of Joseph, which name is common to both. The Bishop of Bath and Wells has shown some reason for supposing that Rhesa, mentioned in St. Luke as Zerubbabel's son, is merely a title signifying "a chief," and also for identifying Hananiah, who is called a son of Zerubbabel (1 Chronicles 3:19), with Joanna, who follows Rhesa in St. Luke (Luke 3:27), and there being some relation between the Juda of St. Luke and the Abiud (i.e. father of Juda) given as Zerubbabel's son in St. Matthew. Except in these few particulars, the two lines show no connexion of names, and it seems likely that the family of David had fallen into low estate for several generations before the birth of Christ. And Zorobabel begat Abiud,.... The children of Zorobabel are said in 1 Chronicles 3:19, to be Meshullam, and Hananiah, and Shelomith their sister, but no mention is made of Abiud: he seems to be the same with Meshullam the eldest son, who might have two names; nor is this unlikely, since it was usual, especially about the time of the Babylonish captivity, for men to have more names than one, as may be observed in Daniel and others, Daniel 1:7 where they went by one, and in Judea by another.

And Abiud begat Eliakim, &c. From hence to the 16th verse the genealogy is carried down to Joseph, the husband of Mary; which account must be taken from the genealogical tables of the Jews, to which recourse might be had, and with which it agrees; or otherwise the Jews would have cavilled at it; but I do not find any objections made by them to it. That there were genealogical books or tables kept by the Jews is certain, from the following instances (i);

"Simeon ben Azzai says, I found in Jerusalem, , "a volume of genealogies", and there was written in it, &c.''

Again (k), says R. Levi,

"they found a "volume of genealogies" in Jerusalem, and there was written in it that Hillell came from David; Ben Jarzaph from Asaph; Ben Tzitzith Hacceseth from Abner; Ben Cobesin from Ahab; Ben Calba Shebuah from Caleb; R. Jannai from Eli; R. Chayah Rabba from the children of Shephatiah, the son of Abital; R. Jose be Rabbi Chelphetha from the children of Jonadab, the son of Rechab; and R. Nehemiah from Nehemiah the Tirshathite.''

Once more (l), says R. Chana bar Chanma, when the holy blessed God causes his

"Shechinah to dwell, he does not cause it to dwell but upon families, "which are genealogized" in Israel.''

Now if Matthew's account had not been true, it might easily have been refuted by these records. The author of the old (m) Nizzachon takes notice of the close of this genealogy, but finds no fault with it; only that it is carried down to Joseph, and not to Mary; which may be accounted for by a rule of their own (n), "the mother's family is not called a family", whereas the father's is. It is very remarkable that the Jewish Targum (o) traces the descent of the Messiah from the family of David in the line of Zorobabel, as Matthew does; and reckons the same number of generations, wanting one, from Zorobabel to the Messiah, as the Evangelist does, from Zorobabel to Jesus; according to Matthew, the genealogy stands thus, Zorobabel, Abiud, Eliakim, Azor, Sadoc, Achim, Eliud, Eleazar, Matthan, Jacob, Joseph, Jesus; and according to the Targum the order is this,

"Zorobabel, Hananiah, Jesaiah, Rephaiah, Arnon, Obadiah, Shecaniah, Shemnigh, Neariah, Elioenai, Anani; this is the king Messiah, who is to be revealed.''

The difference of names may be accounted for by their having two names, as before observed. This is a full proof, that, according to the Jews own account, and expectation, the Messiah must be come many years and ages ago.

(i) T. Bab. Yebamot, fol. 49. 2.((k) T. Hieros. Taanith, fol. 68. 1. B. Rabba, sect. 98. fol. 85. 3.((l) T. Bab. Kiddushin, fol. 70. 9. (m) P. 186. (n) T. Bab. Yebamot, fol. 54. 2. Bava Bathra, fol. 109. 2. & 110. 2. Bereshit Rabba, fol. 6. 1. Jucbasin, fol. 55. 2.((o) In 1 Chronicles 3.24. Vid. Beckii Not. in ib. p. 56, 57. 13-15. And Zorobabel begat Abiud, etc.—None of these names are found in the Old Testament; but they were doubtless taken from the public or family registers, which the Jews carefully kept, and their accuracy was never challenged.1:1-17 Concerning this genealogy of our Saviour, observe the chief intention. It is not a needless genealogy. It is not a vain-glorious one, as those of great men often are. It proves that our Lord Jesus is of the nation and family out of which the Messiah was to arise. The promise of the blessing was made to Abraham and his seed; of the dominion, to David and his seed. It was promised to Abraham that Christ should descend from him, Ge 12:3; 22:18; and to David that he should descend from him, 2Sa 7:12; Ps 89:3, etc.; 132:11; and, therefore, unless Jesus is a son of David, and a son of Abraham, he is not the Messiah. Now this is here proved from well-known records. When the Son of God was pleased to take our nature, he came near to us, in our fallen, wretched condition; but he was perfectly free from sin: and while we read the names in his genealogy, we should not forget how low the Lord of glory stooped to save the human race.
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