Gospel Parallels: A Question About David’s Son
Mark 12.35–37, 34 || Matt 22.41–46 || Luke 20.41–44, 40
Parallel is from Aland’s Synopsis of the Four Gospels, parallel #283
[12.35] While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he said, “How is it that the experts in the law say that the Christ is David’s son?
[12.36] David himself, by the Holy Spirit, said, ‘The Lord said to my lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet.”’
[12.37] If David himself calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?” And the large crowd was listening to him with delight. (Mark 12.35–37 NET)
When Jesus saw that he had answered thoughtfully, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” Then no one dared any longer to question him. (Mark 12.34 NET)
[22.41] While the Pharisees were assembled, Jesus asked them a question: [22.42] “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said, “The son of David.” [22.43] He said to them, “How then does David by the Spirit call him ‘Lord,’ saying,
[22.44] ‘The Lord said to my lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet”’?
[22.45] If David then calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?” [22.46] No one was able to answer him a word, and from that day on no one dared to question him any longer. (Matthew 22.41–46 NET)
[20.41] But he said to them, “How is it that they say that the Christ is David’s son?
[20.42] For David himself says in the book of Psalms, ‘The Lord said to my lord, “Sit at my right hand,
[20.43] until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”’
[20.44] If David then calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?” (Luke 20.41–44 NET)
For they did not dare any longer to ask him anything. (Luke 20.40 NET)
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