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Matthew 1:6

And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Uriah;
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Severus of Antioch

AD 538
The Evangelist exposes and derides the passions of our race, its dishonors and ailments, to which the Word of God descended in his mercy. He descended to glorify them and raise them up by his charity. It in no way reflects badly upon the physician that he stoops to the level of those who are sick. Matthew could have written, “David became the father of Solomon by Bathsheba” (the name of the woman involved). In deriding, so to speak, adultery itself, he rather stated clearly, “And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah.” He thus showed that Christ, who descended from such a degenerate race by generation, “took up our infirmities and bore the burden of our ills,” as one of the prophets said. Cathedral Sermons, Homily
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Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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