Matthew 1:10

10 Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh. Manasseh was the father of Amon. Amon was the father of Josiah.

Matthew 1:10 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 1:10

And Ezekias begat Manasses
Or Manasseh, ( 2 Kings 20:21 ) . Him Hezekiah begat of Hephzibah, ( 2 Kings 21:1 ) . He was very remarkable both for his sins, and for his humiliation on account of them.

And Manasses begat Amon,
of Meshullemeth, the daughter of Haruz of Jotbah, ( 2 Kings 21:19 ) . He was a very wicked prince.

And Amon begat Josias,
or Josiah of Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of Boscath, ( 2 Kings 22:1 ) . He was a very pious king, and was prophesied of by name some hundreds of years before he was born, ( 1 Kings 13:2 ) .

Matthew 1:10 In-Context

8 Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat was the father of Jehoram. Jehoram was the father of Uzziah.
9 Uzziah was the father of Jotham. Jotham was the father of Ahaz. Ahaz was the father of Hezekiah.
10 Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh. Manasseh was the father of Amon. Amon was the father of Josiah.
11 Josiah was the father of Jehoiachin and his brothers (born at the time of the exile to Babylon).
12 After the Babylonian exile: Jehoiachin was the father of Shealtiel. Shealtiel was the father of Zerubbabel.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Greek Amos, a variant spelling of Amon; also in 1:10b . See 1┬áChr 3:14 .