The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

126. Jesus Questions the Pharisees

        41Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, 42saying, “What do you think of the Deliverer? Whose son is he?”
        They said to him, “The son of David.”
        43He said to them, “How is it then that David, in the spirit, calls him Lord, saying in the book of Psalms, 44'The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, till I put thy enemies under thy feet'? 45If David thus calls him Lord, how is he his son?”a
        46And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.
        (Mt. 22:41–46)

a   “If David thus calls him Lord, how is he his son?”—The Pharisees said that the promised Deliverer is the “son [offspring] of David." How then is it that David, the supposed author of Psalm 101, refers to this coming Messiah as “my Lord”? How can the Lord of David be his son?

Mt. 22:42  the Deliverer? Whose (Ch. 13, fn. c) / the Christ? Whose (RSV)
Mt. 22:43  David, in the (RSV alt. trans.) / David, inspired by the (RSV) • saying in the book of Psalms, 'The (Lk. 20:42) / saying, 'The (RSV)
Mt. 22:44   Psalms 110:1   (174:4/1901–2)