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14For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, and in connection with that tribe Moses said nothing about priests.


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14. evident—literally, "manifest before the eyes" as a thing indisputable; a proof that whatever difficulties may now appear, then Jesus Christ's genealogy labored under none.

our Lord—the only place where this now common title occurs without "Jesus," or "Christ," except 2Pe 3:15.

sprang—as a plant, and a branch.

JudahGe 49:10; Lu 1:27, 39 (Hebron of Judah, where Lightfoot thinks Jesus was conceived) Lu 2:4, 5; Re 5:5.

of which tribe … priesthood—"in respect to which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priests" (so the oldest manuscripts read, nothing to imply that priests were to be taken from it).




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