And Hezekiah begot Manasseh, and Manasseh begot Amon, and Amon begot Josiah.
And Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the deportation to Babylon.
Verse 11 says, “Josiah begot Jeconiah.” Compare this record with “the sons of Josiah…the second Jehoiakim…and the sons of Jehoiakim; Jeconiah his son” (1 Chron. 3:15-16). One generation—Jehoiakim—was omitted from the genealogy of Christ. This must have been because he was made king by Pharaoh of Egypt and collected tax for Pharaoh (2 Kings 23:34-35). Because he was so closely related to Egypt, he was excluded from the genealogy of Christ. Egypt represents the world. From these two records we see that anyone who is related to idols or associated with the world will be excluded from the generation of Christ.
Those who were carried away to Babylon as captives (vv. 11-12) were indirectly related to Christ through their descendant Joseph’s marriage with Mary. Even these captives are included in this sacred record of Christ’s genealogy because they had an indirect relationship through Mary, the mother of Jesus.