Ruth 4:18

The Genealogy of David

18 This, then, is the family line of Perez: Perez was the father of Hezron,

Ruth 4:18 in Other Translations

KJV
18 Now these are the generations of Pharez: Pharez begat Hezron,
ESV
18 Now these are the generations of Perez: Perez fathered Hezron,
NLT
18 This is the genealogical record of their ancestor Perez: Perez was the father of Hezron.
MSG
18 This is the family tree of Perez: Perez had Hezron,
CSB
18 Now this is the genealogy of Perez: Perez fathered Hezron.

Ruth 4:18 Meaning and Commentary

Ruth 4:18

Now these are the generations of Pharez
The son of Judah, by Tamar before mentioned, ( Ruth 4:12 ) ( Genesis 38:29 ) , for the intention of this genealogy is to confirm the truth of Jacob's prophecy, of Shiloh the Messiah coming from the tribe of Judah, ( Genesis 49:10 ) and therefore it begins with Pharez, well known to be the son of Judah, and ends with David, whose son the Messiah was to be, as is owned by all Jews and Gentiles that believe the divine revelation:

Pharez begat Hezron;
who was one of those that went down with Jacob into Egypt, being born in the land of Canaan, ( Genesis 47:12 ) called Esrom in ( Matthew 1:3 ) ( Luke 3:33 ) .

Ruth 4:18 In-Context

16 Then Naomi took the child in her arms and cared for him.
17 The women living there said, “Naomi has a son!” And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.
18 This, then, is the family line of Perez: Perez was the father of Hezron,
19 Hezron the father of Ram, Ram the father of Amminadab,
20 Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon,

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Genesis 38:29; Matthew 1:3-6
  • 2. Numbers 26:21