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Matthew 1:3

    Matthew 1:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and Judah begat Perez and Zerah of Tamar; and Perez begat Hezron; and Hezron begat Ram;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the sons of Judah were Perez and Zerah by Tamar; and the son of Perez was Hezron; and the son of Hezron was Ram;

    Webster's Revision

    and Judah begat Perez and Zerah of Tamar; and Perez begat Hezron; and Hezron begat Ram;

    World English Bible

    Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar. Perez became the father of Hezron. Hezron became the father of Ram.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and Judah begat Perez and Zerah of Tamar; and Perez begat Hezron; and Hezron begat Ram;

    Definitions for Matthew 1:3

    Begat - To bear; to bring forth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 1:3

    Phares and Zara - The remarkable history of these twins may be seen, Genesis 38:Some of the ancients were of opinion, that the evangelist refers to the mystery of the youngest being preferred to the eldest, as prefiguring the exaltation of the Christian Church over the synagogue. Concerning the women whose names are recorded in this genealogy, see the note at the end of the chapter, (Matthew 1:25 (note)).

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 1:3

    1:3 Of Thamar - St. Matthew adds the names of those women also, that were remarkable in the sacred history.