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17这样,从亚伯拉罕到大卫,一共是十四代;从大卫到被掳到巴比伦的时候,也是十四代;从被掳到巴比伦的时候到基督,又是十四代。
17So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.
17 Verse 17. Fourteen generations] See Clarke on Mt 1:11.

The Jews had a sort of technical method of summing up generations in

this way. In Synopsis Sohar, p. 132, n. 18, we have the following

words; "From Abraham to Solomon were fifteen generations; and then

the moon was at the full. From Solomon to Zedekiah were other

fifteen generations; the moon was then in the wane, and Zedekiah's

eyes were put out." That is, the regal state came to its zenith

of light and glory in the time of Solomon; but decreased

gradually, till it became nearly extinct in the days of Zedekiah.

See Schoetgen.