44 David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son?

Other Translations of Luke 20:44

New International Version

44 David calls him 'Lord.' How then can he be his son?"

English Standard Version

44 David thus calls him Lord, so how is he his son?"

The Message

44 "David here designates the Messiah as 'my Master' - so how can the Messiah also be his 'son'?"

New King James Version

44 "Therefore David calls Him 'Lord'; how is He then his Son?"

New Living Translation

44 Since David called the Messiah 'Lord,' how can the Messiah be his son?"

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 20:44

Commentary on Luke 20:39-47

(Read Luke 20:39-47)

The scribes commended the reply Christ made to the Sadducees about the resurrection, but they were silenced by a question concerning the Messiah. Christ, as God, was David's Lord; but Christ, as man, was David's son. The scribes would receive the severest judgement for defrauding the poor widows, and for their abuse of religion, particularly of prayer, which they used as a pretence for carrying on worldly and wicked plans. Dissembled piety is double sin. Then let us beg of God to keep us from pride, ambition, covetousness, and every evil thing; and to teach us to seek that honour which comes from him alone.