Luke 3:24
New International Version
the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melki, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,

New Living Translation
Heli was the son of Matthat. Matthat was the son of Levi. Levi was the son of Melki. Melki was the son of Jannai. Jannai was the son of Joseph.

English Standard Version
the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,

Berean Study Bible
the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,

Berean Literal Bible
of Matthat, of Levi, of Melchi, of Jannai, of Joseph,

King James Bible
Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Janna, which was the son of Joseph,

New King James Version
the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Janna, the son of Joseph,

New American Standard Bible
the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,

NASB 1995
the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,

NASB 1977
the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,

Amplified Bible
the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,

Christian Standard Bible
son of Matthat, son of Levi, son of Melchi, son of Jannai, son of Joseph,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
son of Matthat, son of Levi, son of Melchi, son of Jannai, son of Joseph,

American Standard Version
the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Son of Matthat, son of Levi, son of Melki, son of Yannai, son of Yoseph,

Contemporary English Version
Matthat, Levi, Melchi, Jannai, Joseph,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who was of Levi, who was of Melchi, who was of Janne, who was of Joseph,

Good News Translation
the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,

International Standard Version
the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,

Literal Standard Version
the [son] of Eli, the [son] of Matthat, the [son] of Levi, the [son] of Melchi, the [son] of Janna, the [son] of Joseph,

New American Bible
the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,

NET Bible
the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,

New Revised Standard Version
son of Matthat, son of Levi, son of Melchi, son of Jannai, son of Joseph,

New Heart English Bible
of Mattat, of Levi, of Melchi, of Jannai, of Joseph,

Weymouth New Testament
son of Matthat, son of Levi, son of Melchi, son of Jannai, son of Joseph,

World English Bible
the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,

Young's Literal Translation
the son of Eli, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Janna, the son of Joseph,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Genealogy of Jesus
23Jesus Himself was about thirty years old when He began His ministry. He was regarded as the son of Joseph, the son of Heli, 24the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, 25the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai,…

Cross References
Luke 3:23
Jesus Himself was about thirty years old when He began His ministry. He was regarded as the son of Joseph, the son of Heli,

Luke 3:25
the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai,


Treasury of Scripture

Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Janna, which was the son of Joseph,











Verses 23b-38. - THE EARTHLY GENEALOGY OF JESUS CHRIST. Although in every Hebrew family the hope seems to have been cherished that the promised Messiah would be born among them, yet generally the prophetic utterances were understood to point to the Deliverer springing from the royal house of David. To demonstrate that this was actually true in the case of the reputed Son of Mary and Joseph, both the genealogies contained in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke were compiled from private and public records. It is well known that these family trees were preserved with care in well-nigh every Jewish family. The sacred books compiled after the return from Babylon - 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah - with their long tables of descent, show us that these family records existed then. Josephus (second century) thus writes: "I relate my genealogy as I find it recorded in the public tables" ('Life,' ch. 1.). In his work against Apion (1:7) he says, "From all the countries in which our priests are scattered abroad, they send to Jerusalem [in order that their children may be placed on the official roll] papers with the names of their parents and their ancestors; these papers are formally witnessed." It follows that, if such care were taken in the case of the numerous priestly houses, equal attention would be paid to their family records by the comparatively few families who boasted their descent from King David and the ancient royal house. R. Hillel, the renowned teacher, who lived in the days of Jesus Christ, belonged to the poor among the people, and yet he was able to prove, from existent records, that he was one of David's descendants. Some seventy years later, the grandchildren of Jude, the reputed brother of the Lord, a son of Joseph, were summoned to Rome, and appeared before the Emperor Domitian as descendants of the old royal house of David. Now, no further comment would be necessary upon this elaborate "table" of St. Luke did there not exist in St. Matthew's Gospel another family tree, purporting to be the line of Messiah's ancestors. Between these two tables there are many important differences. How are these to be explained? On this subject in different times many works have been written. In the present Commentary the writer does not propose to examine the details of the two tables of SS. Matthew and Luke; the question of the existence of the two records will alone be dealt with. The various smaller points of discrepancy in the registers of SS. Matthew and Luke, although curious and striking, are utterly barren of interest to the great majority of students of the Divine Word. The reader who may wish to examine these is referred - among modern scholars' works on this subject - to Bishop Harvey's exhaustive work on the genealogy of the Lord; to Archdeacon Farrar's Excursus in his 'Commentary on St, Luke' in the 'Cambridge Bible for Schools;' and to Professor Godet's Commentary on this Gospel. We will confine ourselves here to three points.

(1) Why does St. Luke insert his table of Messiah's earthly descent in this place?

(2) For what reason does he trace up the long ancestral line to Adam?

(3) What is the broad outline of the explanation of St. Luke's divergency from the genealogical table of St. Matthew? (1) and (2) can be shortly answered. . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
the [son]
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

of Matthat,
Μαθθὰτ (Maththat)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3158: Matthat, an ancestor of Jesus. Probably a shortened form of Mattathias; Matthat, the name of two Israelites.

the [son]
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

of Levi,
Λευὶ (Leui)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3017: Of Hebrew origin; Levi, the name of three Israelites.

the [son]
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

of Melchi,
Μελχὶ (Melchi)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3197: Melchi, one of the ancestors of Jesus. Of Hebrew origin; Melchi, the name of two Israelites.

the [son]
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

of Jannai,
Ἰανναὶ (Iannai)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2388: Probably of Hebrew origin; Janna, an Israelite.

the [son]
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

of Joseph,
Ἰωσὴφ (Iōsēph)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2501: Joseph, a proper name. Of Hebrew origin; Joseph, the name of seven Israelites.


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