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Luke 3:26

ESV the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda,
NIV the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josek, the son of Joda,
NASB the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda,
CSB son of Maath, son of Mattathias, son of Semein, son of Josech, son of Joda,
NLT Naggai was the son of Maath. Maath was the son of Mattathias. Mattathias was the son of Semein. Semein was the son of Josech. Josech was the son of Joda.
KJV Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Juda,

What does Luke 3:26 mean?

Luke presents a genealogy tracing Jesus' earthly ancestry all the way back to Adam. His purpose is to show that Jesus' ministry is universal, as Jesus is fully human. This genealogy also establishes that Christ's claim to David's throne is legitimate, as He is a descendant of David (2 Samuel 7:12–16).

The men mentioned in this verse are entirely obscure, having no other appearance in recorded Scripture. Mattathias, however, shares this name with one of his descendants (Luke 3:25) and a name very similar to others in this lineage (Luke 3:24, 29, 31).
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