37 David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.
37 David himself calls him 'Lord.' How then can he be his son?"The large crowd listened to him with delight.
37 David himself calls him Lord. So how is he his son?" And the great throng heard him gladly.
37 "David here designates the Messiah 'my Master' - so how can the Messiah also be his 'son'?" The large crowd was delighted with what they heard.
37 Therefore David himself calls Him 'Lord'; how is He then his Son?" And the common people heard Him gladly.
37 Since David himself called the Messiah 'my Lord,' how can the Messiah be his son?" The large crowd listened to him with great delight.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Mark 12:37
Commentary on Mark 12:35-40
(Read Mark 12:35-40)
When we attend to what the Scriptures declare, as to the person and offices of Christ, we shall be led to confess him as our Lord and God; to obey him as our exalted Redeemer. If the common people hear these things gladly, while the learned and distinguished oppose, the former are happy, and the latter to be pitied. And as sin, disguised with a show of piety, is double iniquity, so its doom will be doubly heavy.