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Luke 20:41-44 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

About David’s Son

41 Jesus asked, “Why do people say that the Messiah will be the son of King David?[a] 42 In the book of Psalms, David himself says,

‘The Lord said to my Lord,
    Sit at my right side[b]
43 until I make your enemies
    into a footstool for you.’

44 David spoke of the Messiah as his Lord, so how can the Messiah be his son?”


  1. 20.41 the son of King David: See the note at 18.38.
  2. 20.42 right side: The place of power and honor.

Luke 20:41-44 New International Version (NIV)

Whose Son Is the Messiah?

41 Then Jesus said to them, “Why is it said that the Messiah is the son of David? 42 David himself declares in the Book of Psalms:

“‘The Lord said to my Lord:
    “Sit at my right hand
43 until I make your enemies
    a footstool for your feet.”’[a]

44 David calls him ‘Lord.’ How then can he be his son?”


  1. Luke 20:43 Psalm 110:1
New International Version (NIV)

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