Mk 12:35-37


“As Jesus was teaching in the temple area he said, 'How do the scribes claim that the Messiah is the son of David? David himself, inspired by the holy Spirit, said: ‘The Lord said to my lord, “Sit at my right hand until I place your enemies under your feet.”’ David Himself calls him ‘lord’; so how is he his son?” [The] great crowd heard this with delight."

How is it that the Messiah can be both David’s son and lord? Why does Jesus mention this? And why is the crowd delighted?



It seems that Jesus is actually agreeing with the Scribes here. The inference could be that the only way that the only one greater than David is the Messiah. Perhaps the crowd was delighted because they suspected Jesus was referring to himself.


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