Matthew 1:8
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New International Version
Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram, Jehoram the father of Uzziah,

New Living Translation
Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat was the father of Jehoram. Jehoram was the father of Uzziah.

English Standard Version
and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah,

New American Standard Bible
Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah.

King James Bible
And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Asa fathered Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat fathered Joram, Joram fathered Uzziah,

International Standard Version
Asaph fathered Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat fathered Joram, Joram fathered Uzziah,

NET Bible
Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, Joram the father of Uzziah,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Asa begot Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat begot Joram, Joram begot Uzaya.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Asa] the father of Jehoshaphat, [Jehoshaphat] the father of Joram, [Joram] the father of Uzziah,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Asa begat Josaphat; Josaphat begat Joram; Joram begat Ozias;

King James 2000 Bible
And Asa begat Jehoshaphat; and Jehoshaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Uzziah;

American King James Version
And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;

American Standard Version
and Asa begat Jehoshaphat; and Jehoshaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Uzziah;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Asa begot Josaphat. And Josaphat begot Joram. And Joram begot Ozias.

Darby Bible Translation
and Asa begat Josaphat, and Josaphat begat Joram, and Joram begat Ozias,

English Revised Version
and Asa begat Jehoshaphat; and Jehoshaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Uzziah;

Webster's Bible Translation
And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;

Weymouth New Testament
Asa of Jehoshaphat; Jehoshaphat of Jehoram; Jehoram of Uzziah;

World English Bible
Asa became the father of Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat became the father of Joram. Joram became the father of Uzziah.

Young's Literal Translation
and Asa begat Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat begat Joram, and Joram begat Uzziah,
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 8. - And Joram begat Ozias ( Uzziah, Revised Version). Between Joram and Uzziah the pedigree omits three names - Ahaziah immediately succeeded Joram (2 Kings 8:24), and was followed by his son Joash (2 Kings 12:1), and he by his son Amaziah (2 Kings 14:1). These were probably left out, that the number of generations might be reduced to fourteen. It is not likely that St. Matthew omitted them, but that they were absent from the form which he used. If we seek for a reason why these precise names are omitted, we may probably find it in the fact of their being descended from Jezebel; while the language of the second commandment would suggest that to the fourth generation the children' of that race would suffer for the sins of their parents. To the Jewish compiler of this genealogy no argument more forcible for the removal of these names could have been suggested. It will be seen that the word "begat" in these verses does not signify always the direct succession of son to father.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Asa begat Josaphat,.... Called Jehoshaphat, 1 Kings 15:24 whom Asa begat of Azubah, the daughter of Shilhi, 1 Kings 22:42. He also was a very good prince.

And Josaphat begat Joram; called Jehoram, 1 Kings 22:50 to whom his father gave the kingdom, because he was the firstborn, 2 Chronicles 21:3.

And Joram begat Ozias; called Uzziah, 2 Chronicles 26:1 and Azariah, 2 Kings 15:1. He was not the immediate son of Joram; there were three kings between them, Ahaziah, Joash, and Amaziah, which are here omitted; either because of the curse denounced on Ahab's family, into which Joram married, whose idolatry was punished to the third or fourth generation; or because these were princes of no good character; or because their names were not in the Jewish registers. Nor does this omission at all affect the design of the Evangelist, which is to show that Jesus, the true Messiah, is of the house of David; nor ought the Jews to complain of it, as they do (a) since such omissions are to be met with in the Old Testament, particularly in Ezra 7:2 where six generations are omitted at once; and which is taken notice of by one of their own genealogical writers, whose words are these (b);

"we see in the genealogy of Ezra that he hath skipped over seven generations (perhaps it should be "six" and not "seven", since six are only omitted) from Ahitub to Ahitub.''

Nor is it any objection that Joram is said to beget Ozias, which he may be said to do in the like sense, as has been before observed of Hezekiah, Isaiah 39:7.

(a) R. Isaac Chizzuk Emunab, par. 2. p. 390. (b) Juchasin, fol. 10. 2.



Matthew 1:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Genealogy of Jesus
7Solomon was the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asa. 8Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah. 9Uzziah was the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah.…
Cross References
1 Kings 15:24
Then Asa rested with his ancestors and was buried with them in the city of his father David. And Jehoshaphat his son succeeded him as king.

Matthew 1:7
Solomon the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asa,

Matthew 1:9
Uzziah the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,
Treasury of Scripture

And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;

Josaphat.

1 Kings 15:24 And Asa slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in …

1 Kings 22:2-50 And it came to pass in the third year, that Jehoshaphat the king …

2 Kings 3:1 Now Jehoram the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria …

2 Chronicles 17:1-20:37 And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself …

Jehoshaphat. Joram.

1 Kings 22:50 And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers …

2 Kings 8:16 And in the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel, Jehoshaphat …

Jehoram.

1 Chronicles 3:11 Joram his son, Ahaziah his son, Joash his son,

2 Chronicles 21:1 Now Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers …

Ozias.

2 Kings 14:21 And all the people of Judah took Azariah, which was sixteen years …

2 Kings 15:1-6 In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah …

Azariah.

2 Chronicles 26:1-23 Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, …

Uzziah.

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