2215 Jesus Christ, Son of David
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A Messianic title. Jesus Christ comes as a descendant of David to fulfil God's promises in the OT of a future king who would establish the kingdom of God on earth.

OT promises of a future king from David's line

2 Samuel 7:12-14 pp 1 Chronicles 17:11-13 These promises are known as “the Davidic covenant” ; Isaiah 16:5 See also Psalm 132:11-12,17; Isaiah 9:7; Isaiah 11:1; Jeremiah 23:5; Jeremiah 33:15; Ezekiel 34:23-24; Ezekiel 37:24-25; John 7:42

NT statements verifying that Jesus Christ is descended from David

Matthew 1:1 See also Luke 3:23,31; Romans 1:3; 2 Timothy 2:8; Revelation 22:16

Jesus Christ inherits the throne of David

Luke 1:32-33 See also Luke 1:69; John 1:49; John 18:37; Matthew 27:37 pp Mark 15:26 pp Luke 23:38 pp John 19:19

Jesus Christ is called “Son of David”

By those seeking healing

Matthew 20:30-31 pp Mark 10:47-48 pp Luke 18:38-39 See also Matthew 9:27; Matthew 15:22

At his triumphal entry into Jerusalem

Matthew 21:9 pp Mark 11:10 See also Matthew 21:15

Grounds for identifying Jesus Christ as the Son of David

His human descent

Romans 1:3 See also Matthew 1:1

His birth in Bethlehem

Micah 5:2; John 7:42

His healing ministry

Matthew 12:22-23 One of the signs of the Messianic age was the healing of the sick (see Isa 35:5-6; 42:7). See also John 7:31

His ultimate victory

Revelation 5:5

Jesus Christ is more than a merely human king descended from David

Mark 12:35-37 Jesus Christ claim is that he is not simply a human or political king, he is the Lord, the Son of God. See also Psalm 110:1; John 18:36

See also

1351  covenant with David
2224  Christ, the Lord
2230  Messiah, coming of
2312  Christ as king
2345  Christ, kingdom of
2351  Christ, miracles
2372  Christ, victory
2540  Christ, genealogy
2590  Christ, triumphal entry
5100  Melchizedek

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