Matthew 1:6
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New International Version
and Jesse the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah's wife,

New Living Translation
Jesse was the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon (whose mother was Bathsheba, the widow of Uriah).

English Standard Version
and Jesse the father of David the king. And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah,

New American Standard Bible
Jesse was the father of David the king. David was the father of Solomon by Bathsheba who had been the wife of Uriah.

King James Bible
And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and Jesse fathered King David. Then David fathered Solomon by Uriah's wife,

International Standard Version
and Jesse fathered King David. David fathered Solomon by the wife of Uriah,

NET Bible
and Jesse the father of David the king. David was the father of Solomon (by the wife of Uriah),

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Jesse begot David the King, David begot Solomon from the wife of Uriah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Jesse] the father of King David. [David] and [Uriah's wife][Bathsheba] were the father and mother of Solomon.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Jesse begat David the king; David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Uriah;

American King James Version
And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;

American Standard Version
and Jesse begat David the king. And David begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Uriah;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesse begot David the king. And David the king begot Solomon, of her that had been the wife of Urias.

Darby Bible Translation
and Jesse begat David the king. And David begat Solomon, of her [that had been the wife] of Urias;

English Revised Version
and Jesse begat David the king. And David begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Uriah;

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Uriah;

Weymouth New Testament
Jesse of David--the King. David (by Uriah's widow)

World English Bible
Jesse became the father of King David. David became the father of Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jesse begat David the king. And David the king begat Solomon, of her who had been Uriah's,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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, &c.; 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - David the king. The mention of David's royal position seems made here because at this point the line of the Messiah first becomes connected with the royal house. At the time when Saul was made king the people chose to have him in opposition to the Divine will; but giving them next as king a man after his own heart, God uses the offence of his people so that it shall become a channel of blessing, and from this king Christ himself shall be born. Of her that had been the wife of Urias. It is not easy to see why Bathsheba is spoken of thus indirectly, as her own name was certainly better known, and is more frequently mentioned in the Old Testament than Uriah's. The phrase seems to call attention most pointedly to David's sin. and that too in a sentence where his kingly dignity has just been markedly emphasized. The way in which God dealt with David and his sin is very parallel to that in which he dealt with the Israelites after their choice of Saul. David's first child, like the Israelites' first king, finds not God's blessing; but the second child is the pledge of peace with God (Solomon) - is Jedidiah, "the beloved of the Lord," as David the second king was the man after God's own heart. She that had been the wife of Uriah, after David's repentance becomes Solomon's mother. Up to this point the genealogies in St. Matthew and St. Luke have entirely accorded, but with the mention of Solomon we come upon a variation, which continues till the union of the two forms of the pedigree in Salathiel ( Shealtiel, Revised Ver-zion), the father of Zerubbabel. In St. Matthew the line which is followed is the succession of the kings of Judah from Solomon to Jehoiachin ( Jechonias) . St. Luke mentions, after David, his son Nathan (of whom we find a notice in 1 Chronicles 3:5; 2 Samuel 5:14), and then passes on through a series of nineteen names, none of which is found in other parts of Scripture as belonging to the race of David. We have nothing, therefore, with which to compare them; but in number they correspond very nearly with the known descendants in the line of Solo,non, so that, although we cannot verify the names, the list bears upon its face the appearance of being derived from some duly kept record of the pedigree of Nathan, the son of David.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Jesse begat David the king,.... The descent of the Messiah runs in the line of David, the youngest of Jesse's sons, who was despised by his brethren, and overlooked and neglected by his father; but God chose him, and anointed him to be king, and set him on the throne of Israel; hence he is called "David the king"; as also because he was the first king that was of the tribe of Judah, and in the genealogy of Christ, and was an eminent type of the king Messiah, who is sometimes called by the same name, Ezekiel 34:24 and who was to be his son, as Jesus is, and also right heir to his throne and kingdom.

And David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias; which was Bathsheba, though not named; either because she was well known, or because of the sin she had been guilty of, which would easily be revived by mentioning her name: our translators have rightly supplied, "that had been", and not as the Vulgate Latin, which supplies it, "that was the wife of Urias", for Solomon was begotten of her, not while she was the wife of Uriah, but when she was the wife of David.



Matthew 1:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Genealogy of Jesus
5Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab, Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse. 6Jesse was the father of David the king. David was the father of Solomon by Bathsheba who had been the wife of Uriah. 7Solomon was the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asa.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 11:27
After the time of mourning was over, David had her brought to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing David had done displeased the LORD.

2 Samuel 12:24
Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and he went to her and made love to her. She gave birth to a son, and they named him Solomon. The LORD loved him;

Matthew 1:5
Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse,
Treasury of Scripture

And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;

Jesse.

Ruth 4:22 And Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David.

1 Samuel 16:1,11-13 And the LORD said to Samuel, How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing …

1 Samuel 17:12,58 Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehemjudah, whose …

1 Samuel 20:30,31 Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said to him, …

1 Samuel 22:8 That all of you have conspired against me, and there is none that …

2 Samuel 23:1 Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, …

1 Chronicles 2:15 Ozem the sixth, David the seventh:

Psalm 72:20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

Isaiah 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a …

Acts 13:22,23 And when he had removed him, he raised up to them David to be their …

Solomon.

2 Samuel 12:24,25 And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in to her, and lay …

1 Chronicles 3:5 And these were born to him in Jerusalem; Shimea, and Shobab, and …

1 Chronicles 14:4 Now these are the names of his children which he had in Jerusalem; …

1 Chronicles 28:5 And of all my sons…

her.

2 Samuel 11:3,26,27 And David sent and inquired after the woman. And one said, Is not …

1 Kings 1:11-17,28-31 Why Nathan spoke to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying, Have …

1 Kings 15:5 Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD…

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, …

Urias.

2 Samuel 23:39 Uriah the Hittite: thirty and seven in all.

1 Chronicles 11:41 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai,

Uriah.

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