Matthew 22:42

22:42 “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said, “The son of David.”

Matthew 22:45

22:45 If David then calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?”

tn Or “Messiah”; both “Christ” (Greek) and “Messiah” (Hebrew and Aramaic) mean “one who has been anointed.”

sn See the note on Christ in 1:16.

sn It was a common belief in Judaism that Messiah would be the son of David in that he would come from the lineage of David. On this point the Pharisees agreed and were correct. But their understanding was nonetheless incomplete, for Messiah is also David’s Lord. With this statement Jesus was affirming that, as the Messiah, he is both God and man.

tn Grk “how is he his son?”