New International Version
If then David calls him 'Lord,' how can he be his son?"
King James Bible
If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
Darby Bible Translation
If therefore David call him Lord, how is he his son?
World English Bible
"If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?"
Young's Literal Translation
If then David doth call him lord, how is he his son?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
How is he his son? - As the Jews did not attempt to deny the conclusion of our Lord's question, which was, the Messiah is not only the son of David according to the flesh, but he is the Lord of David according to his Divine nature, then it is evident they could not. Indeed, there was no other way of invalidating the argument, but by denying that the prophecy in question related to Christ: but it seems the prophecy was so fully and so generally understood to belong to the Messiah that they did not attempt to do this; for it is immediately added, No man was able to answer him a word - they were completely nonplussed and confounded.
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LibrarySacrifice to Caesar or to God
Eversley, 1869. Chester Cathedral, 1872. Matthew xxii. 21. "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's." Many a sermon has been preached, and many a pamphlet written, on this text, and (as too often has happened to Holy Scripture), it has been made to mean the most opposite doctrines, and twisted in every direction, to suit men's opinions and superstitions. Some have found in it a command to obey tyrants, invaders, any and every government, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
On the Same Words of the Gospel, Matt. xxii. 42
The Heavenly Banquet.
Profession and Practice.
"'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet."'
No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.
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