JECONIAH’S CURSE VS. JESUS’ BIRTH
- God thinks of everything. And everyone (Jeremiah 22:30; Jeremiah 22:24; 2 Chronicles 36:9-10; Matthew 1:12; Jeremiah 52:31-34; Matthew 1:11; Luke 3:31; Matthew 1:21-23)
30 This is what the Lord says: ‘Let the record show that this man Jehoiachin was childless. He is a failure, for none of his children will succeed him on the throne of David to rule over Judah.’
Jeremiah 22:24 (NKJV)
“As I live,” says the LORD, “though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, were the signet on My right hand, yet I would pluck you off."
24 “As surely as I live,” says the Lord, “I will abandon you, Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah. Even if you were the signet ring on my right hand, I would pull you off.
2 Chronicles 36:9-10
9 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months and ten days. Jehoiachin did what was evil in the Lord’s sight. 10 In the spring of the year King Nebuchadnezzar took Jehoiachin to Babylon.
12 After the Babylonian exile: Jehoiachin was the father of Shealtiel.
31 In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of King Jehoiachin of Judah, Evil-merodach ascended to the Babylonian throne. He was kind to Jehoiachin and released him from prison on March 31 of that year. 32 He spoke kindly to Jehoiachin and gave him a higher place than all the other exiled kings in Babylon. 33 He supplied Jehoiachin with new clothes to replace his prison garb and allowed him to dine in the king’s presence for the rest of his life. 34 So the Babylonian king gave him a regular food allowance as long as he lived. This continued until the day of his death.
Matthew 1:11 (NKJV)
11 Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers about the time they were carried away to Babylon.
31...the son of Nathan, the son of David.
Matthew 1:21-23 (Scripture)
21 And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet: 23 “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’”
All Scripture from NLT unless otherwise indicated