Matthew 22:42
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New International Version
"What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?" "The son of David," they replied.

New Living Translation
"What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?" They replied, "He is the son of David."

English Standard Version
saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.”

Berean Study Bible
"What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is He?" "David's," they answered.

Berean Literal Bible
saying, "What do you think concerning the Christ? Of whom is He son?" They say to Him, "Of David."

New American Standard Bible
"What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?" They said to Him, "The son of David."

King James Bible
Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"What do you think about the Messiah? Whose Son is He?"" David's," they told Him.

International Standard Version
"What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?" They told him, "David's."

NET Bible
"What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?" They said, "The son of David."

New Heart English Bible
saying, "What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son is he?" They said to him, "Of David."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said, “What are you saying about The Messiah? Whose Son is He?” They were saying to him, “The Son of David.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?" They answered him, "David's."

New American Standard 1977
saying, “What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?” They said to Him, “The son of David.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
saying, What think ye of the Christ? Whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David.

King James 2000 Bible
Saying, What think you of Christ? whose son is he? They said unto him, The son of David.

American King James Version
Saying, What think you of Christ? whose son is he? They say to him, The son of David.

American Standard Version
saying, What think ye of the Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Saying: What think you of Christ? whose son is he? They say to him: David's.

Darby Bible Translation
saying, What think ye concerning the Christ? whose son is he? They say to him, David's.

English Revised Version
saying, What think ye of the Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.

Webster's Bible Translation
Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say to him, The son of David.

Weymouth New Testament
"What think you about the Christ," He said, "whose son is He?" "David's," they replied.

World English Bible
saying, "What do you think of the Christ? Whose son is he?" They said to him, "Of David."

Young's Literal Translation
saying, 'What do ye think concerning the Christ? of whom is he son?' They say to him, 'Of David.'
Study Bible
Whose Son is the Christ?
41While the Pharisees were assembled, Jesus questioned them: 42“What do you think about the Christ? Whose son” is He? “- David’s,” they answered. 43Jesus said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him Lord? For he says:…
Cross References
Matthew 9:27
As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"

Matthew 22:43
Jesus said to them, "How then does David in the Spirit call Him Lord? For he says:
Treasury of Scripture

Saying, What think you of Christ? whose son is he? They say to him, The son of David.

What.

Matthew 2:4-6 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the …

Matthew 14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, …

Matthew 16:13-17 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his …

John 1:49 Nathanael answered and said to him, Rabbi, you are the Son of God; …

John 6:68,69 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? you have …

John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said to him, My LORD and my God.

Philippians 2:9-11 Why God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is …

Philippians 3:7-10 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ…

Colossians 3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, …

1 Peter 2:4-7 To whom coming, as to a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but …

Revelation 5:12-14 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive …

The Son.

Matthew 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the …

Matthew 21:9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, …

Isaiah 7:13,14 And he said, Hear you now, O house of David; Is it a small thing …

Isaiah 9:6,7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government …

Isaiah 11:1-4 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a …

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will raise to David …

Ezekiel 34:23,24 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, …

Amos 9:11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, …

Luke 1:69,70 And has raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his …

John 7:41,42 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come …

Acts 13:22,23 And when he had removed him, he raised up to them David to be their …

(42) The son of David.--Both question and answer gain a fresh significance from the fact that the name had been so recently uttered in the Hosannas of the multitude (Matthew 21:9; Matthew 21:15). The Pharisees are ready at once with the traditional answer; but they have never asked themselves whether it conveyed the whole truth, whether it could be reconciled, and if so, how, with the language of predictions that were confessedly Messianic.

Verse 42. - What think ye of Christ? τοῦ Ξριστοῦ, the Christ, the Messiah. What is your belief? What do you, the teachers of the people and the careful interpreters of Scripture, opine concerning the Messiah? Whose Son is he? This was a question the full bearing of which they did not comprehend, thinking that it referred only to his earthly descent. In their partial knowledge, perhaps half contemptuously, as to an inquiry familiar to all, they say unto him, The Son of David. So all prophecy had said, as they very well knew (Matthew 1:1). Saying, what think ye of Christ,.... Or the Messiah; he does not ask them whether there was, or would be such a person in the world. He knew, that he was so plainly spoken of in the writings of the Old Testament, which they had in their hands, that they could not be ignorant, that such a person was prophesied of: he knew that they believed that he would come, and that they were in continual expectation of his coming; wherefore he asks them what they thought of him, what were their sentiments and opinions concerning him; as about his person, whether they thought him to be divine, or human, a mere man, or God, as well as man; what they thought of his work and office he came to perform, whether it was a spiritual, or temporal salvation, they expected he should be the author of; and so of his kingdom, whether it would be of this world or not; and particularly, what thoughts they had of his sonship, and who was his father,

whose son is he? and which the Pharisees understanding only as respecting his lineage and descent as man, as, of what family he was? who were his ancestors and progenitors?

they say unto him, the son of David. This they said directly, without any hesitation, it being a generally received notion of their's, and was very right, that the Messiah should be of the seed and family of David: and hence he is frequently, in their writings, called by no other name, than the son of David; See Gill on Matthew 1:1. If this question was put to some persons, it would appear, that they have no thoughts of Christ at all. The atheist has none; as God is not in all his thoughts, nor in any of them, for all his thoughts are, that there is no God; so neither is Christ the Son of God. The deist thinks thing of him, for he does not believe the revelation concerning him. The epicure, or voluptuous man, he thinks only of his carnal lusts and pleasures: and the worldling, or covetous man, thinks nothing but of his worldly substance, and of the much good things he has laid up for many years: to say nothing of the Heathens, who have never heard of him; others, and such as bear the Christian name, have very wrong thoughts of Christ, mean, and undervaluing. The Arrian thinks he is a created God, of a like, but not or the same nature with the Father. The Socinian thinks he is a God by office, and did not exist until he was born of the Virgin Mary; and has no notion of his sacrifice, and satisfaction for the sins of men. The Arminian thinks meanly of his righteousness, and denies the imputation of it to them that believe. And indeed, all such think wrongly of Christ, who divide their salvation between their works and him, and make them their Christ, or their frames their Christ, or their graces, and particularly their believing in him; that is, that ascribe that to them, which properly belongs to him. And as for those who do not bear the name Christians, it is no wonder that they entertain wrong and low thoughts of Christ. The Jews thought him to be a mere man, and the carpenter's son. The Pharisees thought that he was an Antinomian, a libertine, a loose, and licentious person, that had no regard to the law, and good works: hence those words of his, "think not that I am come to destroy the law", Matthew 5:17. Yea, they thought him to be a Samaritan, and to have a devil, and to cast out devils by Beelzebub, the prince of devils. The Mahometans, though they allow him to be a prophet, yet think that he is inferior to Mahomet their prophet. There are others that think well of Christ, admire the loveliness of his person, and the fulness of his grace, but are afraid Christ does not think well of them: they think well of the suitableness there is in Christ, of his righteousness to justify, of his blood to cleanse and pardon, and of the fulness of his grace to supply all wants, but think these are not for them: they often revolve in their minds his ability to save, and firmly believe it, but question his willingness to save them: they often think of Christ, what he is to others, but cannot think of him for themselves; only believers in Christ have a good thought of him, to their own joy and comfort: faith is a good thought of Christ; to them that believe, he is precious; and such, through believing in him, are filled with joy unspeakable, and full of glory; such think often, and well, of the dignity of Christ's person, of the excellency and usefulness of his offices, of the virtue of his blood, righteousness, and sacrifice, and of the sufficiency of his grace for them: they think well of what he did for them in eternity, as their surety, in the council and covenant of peace; and of what he has done for them in time, by suffering and dying for them in their room and stead; and of what he is now doing for them in heaven, as their advocate and intercessor. 22:41-46 When Christ baffled his enemies, he asked what thoughts they had of the promised Messiah? How he could be the Son of David and yet his Lord? He quotes Ps 110:1. If the Christ was to be a mere man, who would not exist till many ages after David's death, how could his forefather call him Lord? The Pharisees could not answer it. Nor can any solve the difficulty except he allows the Messiah to be the Son of God, and David's Lord equally with the Father. He took upon him human nature, and so became God manifested in the flesh; in this sense he is the Son of man and the Son of David. It behoves us above all things seriously to inquire, What think we of Christ? Is he altogether glorious in our eyes, and precious to our hearts? May Christ be our joy, our confidence, our all. May we daily be made more like to him, and more devoted to his service.
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