118 Jesus answers a question about the Messiah.

Psalm 110:1; Matthew 22:41–46; Mark 12:35–37; Luke 20:41–44

What prompted Jesus to ask about the Messiah while the Pharisees were gathered around (Matthew 22:41)?

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What was the benefit of Jesus asking a question that the Pharisees couldn’t answer (Matthew 22:43–45)?

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Why didn’t the Pharisees want to ask Jesus more questions (Matthew 22:46)?

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While the Pharisees were gathered around him as he taught in the Temple, Jesus said to the religious scholars, “What do you believe about the Messiah? Whose son is he?”

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Matthew 22:41–42 While the Pharisees were gathered around him, Jesus said, “What do you believe about the Messiah? Whose son is he?” They said, “He will be a descendant of King David.”
Mark 12:35 While teaching in the Temple, Jesus said, “How can the teachers of the Law say the Messiah is the son of David?
Luke 20:41 Then Jesus said to the religious scholars, “How can the teachers of the Law say the Messiah is David’s son?
King James

Matthew 22:41–42 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David.
Mark 12:35 And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David?
Luke 20:41 And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David’s son?

They said, “He will be a descendant of King David.”

Eyewitness

Matthew 22:42 “What do you believe about the Messiah? Whose son is he?” They said, “He will be a descendant of King David.”
King James

Matthew 22:42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David.

“How can the teachers of the Law say the Messiah is the son of David? Assuming that is true, how do you explain the fact that David, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, called the Messiah ‘my Lord.’ He said in the Psalms, God said unto my Lord, ‘Sit here at my right hand until I have put all your enemies beneath your feet.’ If David called him Lord, how can he be his son?”

Eyewitness

Psalm 110:1 God told my Master, “Sit here at my right hand until I’ve put your enemies under your control.”
Matthew 22:43–45 “Assuming that is true, how do you explain the fact that David, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, called the Messiah ‘my Lord.’ He said, God said unto my Lord, ‘Sit here at my right hand until I have put all your enemies beneath your feet.’ If David called him Lord, how can he be his son?”
Mark 12:35–37 While teaching in the Temple, Jesus asked, “How can the teachers of the Law say the Messiah is the son of David? David himself said, God said unto my Lord, ‘Sit here at my right hand until I have put all your enemies beneath your feet.’ If David called him Lord, how can he be his son?” This kind of questioning greatly pleased the crowd.
Luke 20:41–44 Then Jesus asked the religious scholars a question. “How can the teachers of the Law say the Messiah is David’s son? David himself said in the Psalms, God said unto my Lord, ‘Sit here at my right hand 43 until I have put all your enemies beneath your feet.’ If David called him Lord, how can he be his son?”
King James

Psalm 110:1 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Matthew 22:43–45 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
Mark 12:35–37 And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David? For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool. David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.
Luke 20:41–44 And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David’s son? And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I make thine enemies thy footstool. David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son?

No one could answer him, but this kind of questioning greatly pleased the crowd. From then on, the Pharisees lost heart in asking questions.

Eyewitness

Matthew 22:46 No one could answer him. From then on, the Pharisees lost heart in asking questions.
Mark 12:37 “If David called him Lord, how can he be his son?” This kind of questioning greatly pleased the crowd.
King James

Matthew 22:46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
Mark 12:37 David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.