But 1 he said to them, “How is it that they say that the Christ 2 is David’s son? 3
Then Jesus said to them, "How is it that they say the Christ is the Son of David?
Then He said to them, "How is it that they say the Christ is David’s son?
Then Jesus presented them with a question. "Why is it," he asked, "that the Messiah is said to be the son of David?
Then he put a question to them: "How is it that they say that the Messiah is David's son?
And he said to them, Why do they say that the Christ is the son of David?
Then he said to them, "How can they say that the Messiah is David’s son?
And He said to them, "How can they say that the Christ is the Son of David?
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1 sn If the religious leaders will not dare to question Jesus any longer, then he will question them.
2 tn Or “Messiah”; both “Christ” (Greek) and “Messiah” (Hebrew and Aramaic) mean “one who has been anointed.”
sn See the note on Christ in 2:11.
3 sn It was a common belief in Judaism that Messiah would be David’s son 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.