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43 He said to them, “How, then, does David, inspired by the Spirit, call him ‘lord,’ saying:

44 (A)‘The Lord said to my lord,
    “Sit at my right hand
    until I place your enemies under your feet”’?

45 [a]If David calls him ‘lord,’ how can he be his son?”

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  1. 22:45 Since Matthew presents Jesus both as Messiah (Mt 16:16) and as Son of David (Mt 1:1; see also note on Mt 9:27), the question is not meant to imply Jesus’ denial of Davidic sonship. It probably means that although he is the Son of David, he is someone greater, Son of Man and Son of God, and recognized as greater by David who calls him my ‘lord.’

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