Matthew 1:7

7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asa,

Matthew 1:7 in Other Translations

7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;
7 and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph,
7 Solomon was the father of Rehoboam. Rehoboam was the father of Abijah. Abijah was the father of Asa.
7 Solomon had Rehoboam, Rehoboam had Abijah, Abijah had Asa,
7 Solomon fathered Rehoboam, Rehoboam fathered Abijah, Abijah fathered Asa,

Matthew 1:7 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 1:7

And Solomon begat Roboam
Called Rehoboam, ( 1 Kings 11:43 ) of Naamah an Ammonitess, ( 1 Kings 14:21 1 Kings 14:31 ) .

And Roboam begat Abia,
sometimes called Abijam, as in ( 1 Kings 14:31 ) , sometimes Abijah, ( 2 Chronicles 12:16 ) and sometimes, as here, Abia, ( 1 Chronicles 3:10 ) . Him Rehoboam begat of Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom, ( 1 Kings 15:2 ) called Michaiah, the daughter of Uriel, ( 2 Chronicles 13:2 ) . Maachah and Michaiah being the same name; or else she went by two names, as her father did.

And Abia begat Asa,
who was a good king; his mother's name is the same with the name of his father's mother; and perhaps it is not his proper mother, but his grandmother who is meant in ( 1 Kings 15:10 ) . He is wrongly called Asaph in the Persic and Ethiopic versions, and in one copy.

Matthew 1:7 In-Context

5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse,
6 and Jesse the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,
7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asa,
8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram, Jehoram the father of Uzziah,
9 Uzziah the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,
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