- This chapter expresses that one end of recording all these
genealogies was, to direct the Jews, when they returned out of
captivity, with whom to unite, and where to reside. Here is an
account of the good state into which the affairs of religion
were put, on the return from Babylon. Every one knew his charge.
Work is likely to be done well when every one knows the duty of
his place, and makes a business of it. God is the God of order.
Thus was the temple a figure of the heavenly one, where they
rest not day nor night from praising God, (Re 4:8). Blessed be
His name, believers there shall, not in turn, but all together,
without interruption, praise him night and day: may the Lord
make each of us fit for the inheritance of the saints in light.