Matthew 1:10

ESV and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josiah,
NIV Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah,
NASB Hezekiah fathered Manasseh, Manasseh fathered Amon, and Amon fathered Josiah.
CSB Hezekiah fathered Manasseh, Manasseh fathered Amon, Amon fathered Josiah,
NLT Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh. Manasseh was the father of Amon. Amon was the father of Josiah.
KJV And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;

What does Matthew 1:10 mean?

The line of Jesus, as curated by Matthew in this chapter, includes people from every walk of life. He begins with the patriarchs, but includes adulterers and prostitutes, heroes and victims, faithful Jews and surprising Gentiles, men and women, and the good and the bad kings from Israel's history. Matthew was not obligated to include many of the people who contributed to Jesus' humanity. Yet, in doing so, he showed that Jesus was fully human right down to the complicated family tree. Because Jesus was also fully God, He was able to give His life to pay for the sins of everyone who would believe.

This verse finds the history of Israel and Jesus' family line toward the end of the era of the kings. It mentions Hezekiah, a godly king who fathered Manasseh. Manasseh was a wicked king who later repented. Manasseh fathered Amos, who was also known as Amon. Amon fathered Josiah. Josiah became king at eight years old and later renewed Israel's covenant with the Lord (2 Kings 22—23).
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