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family ~ (A) ~ The word 'family' included father, mother and children; also grandfathers and those who had been born before.
family ~ (B) ~ The 'family of David' means everyone who was born in Israel 's royal family. David was the second king of Israel, and God appointed him to be Israel 's ruler. Jesus belonged to the family of David.
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