Matthew 1:8

8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram, Jehoram the father of Uzziah,

Matthew 1:8 in Other Translations

8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;
8 and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah,
8 Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat was the father of Jehoram. Jehoram was the father of Uzziah.
8 Asa had Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat had Joram, Joram had Uzziah,
8 Asa fathered Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat fathered Joram, Joram fathered Uzziah,

Matthew 1:8 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 1:8

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 F1 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 F2;

``we see in the genealogy of Ezra that he hath skipped over seven generations (perhaps it should be (w) "six" and not (z) "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 ) .


F1 R. Isaac Chizzuk Emunab, par. 2. p. 390.
F2 Juchasin, fol. 10. 2.

Matthew 1:8 In-Context

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,
10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah,