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Mark 12:35–37

Whose Son Is the Christ?

35 fAnd as gJesus taught in the temple, he said, How can the scribes say that hthe Christ is the son of David? 36 David himself, iin the Holy Spirit, declared,

j“ ‘The Lord said to my Lord,

Sit at my right hand,

until I put your enemies kunder your feet.” ’

37 David himself calls him Lord. So lhow is he his son?” And the great throng mheard him gladly.

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Mark 12:35–37 — The New International Version (NIV)

35 While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he asked, Why do the teachers of the law say that the Messiah is the son of David? 36 David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, declared:

“ ‘The Lord said to my Lord:

Sit at my right hand

until I put your enemies

under your feet.” ’

37 David himself calls himLord.’ How then can he be his son?”

The large crowd listened to him with delight.

Mark 12:35–37 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

35 And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David? 36 For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool. 37 David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.

Mark 12:35–37 — New Living Translation (NLT)

35 Later, as Jesus was teaching the people in the Temple, he asked, Why do the teachers of religious law claim that the Messiah is the son of David? 36 For David himself, speaking under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, said,

The Lord said to my Lord,

Sit in the place of honor at my right hand

until I humble your enemies beneath your feet.’

37 Since David himself called the Messiahmy Lord,’ how can the Messiah be his son?” The large crowd listened to him with great delight.

Mark 12:35–37 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

35 Then Jesus answered and said, while He taught in the temple, How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the Son of David? 36 For David himself said by the Holy Spirit:

The Lord said to my Lord,

Sit at My right hand,

Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.” ’

37 Therefore David himself calls Him Lord; how is He then his Son?”

And the common people heard Him gladly.

Mark 12:35–37 — New Century Version (NCV)

35 As Jesus was teaching in the Temple, he asked, “Why do the teachers of the law say that the Christ is the son of David? 36 David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, said:

‘The Lord said to my Lord,

“Sit by me at my right side,

until I put your enemies under your control.” ’

37 David himself calls the Christ ‘Lord,’ so how can the Christ be his son?” The large crowd listened to Jesus with pleasure.

Mark 12:35–37 — American Standard Version (ASV)

35 And Jesus answered and said, as he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that the Christ is the son of David? 36 David himself said in the Holy Spirit,

The Lord said unto my Lord,

Sit thou on my right hand,

Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet.

37 David himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he his son? And the common people heard him gladly.

Mark 12:35–37 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

35 And Jesus answering said as he was teaching in the temple, How do the scribes say that the Christ is son of David? 36 for David himself said speaking in the Holy Spirit, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand until I put thine enemies as footstool of thy feet. 37 David himself therefore calls him Lord, and whence is he his son? And the mass of the people heard him gladly.

Mark 12:35–37 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

35 While Jesus was teaching in the temple courtyard, he asked, “How can the experts in Moses’ Teachings say that the Messiah is David’s son? 36 David, guided by the Holy Spirit, said, 

‘The Lord said to my Lord: 

“Take the honored position—the one next to me [God the Father] on the heavenly throne— 

until I put your enemies under your control.” ’ 

37 David calls him Lord. So how can he be his son?” 

The large crowd enjoyed listening to him.

Mark 12:35–37 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

35 So Jesus asked this question as He taught in the temple complex, How can the scribes say that the Messiah is the Son of David? 36 David himself says by the Holy Spirit:

The Lord declared to my Lord,

Sit at My right hand

until I put Your enemies under Your feet.’

37 David himself calls HimLord’; how then can the Messiah be his Son?” And the large crowd was listening to Him with delight.

Mark 12:35–37 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

35 While Jesus was teaching in the temple, he said, How can the scribes say that the Messiah is the son of David? 36 David himself, by the Holy Spirit, declared,

The Lord said to my Lord,

Sit at my right hand,

until I put your enemies under your feet.” ’

37 David himself calls him Lord; so how can he be his son?” And the large crowd was listening to him with delight.

Mark 12:35–37 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

35 And continuing, Jesus said while teaching in the temple courts, “How can the scribes say that the Christ is David’s son? 36 David himself said by the Holy Spirit,

‘The Lord said to my Lord,

“Sit at my right hand,

until I put your enemies

under your feet.” ’

37 David himself calls him ‘Lord,’ and how is he his son?” And the large crowd was listening to him gladly.

Mark 12:35–37 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

35 Jesus was teaching in the temple courtyard. He asked, “Why do the teachers of the law say that the Christ is the son of David? 36 The Holy Spirit spoke through David himself. David said,

“ ‘The Lord said to my Lord,

“Sit at my right hand

until I put your enemies

under your control.” ’

37 David himself calls him ‘Lord.’ So how can he be David’s son?”

The large crowd listened to Jesus with delight.

Mark 12:35–37 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

35 And Jesus began to say, as He taught in the temple, How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David?

36 David himself said in the Holy Spirit,

The Lord said to my Lord,

Sit at My right hand,

Until I put Your enemies beneath Your feet.” ’

37 David himself calls HimLord’; so in what sense is He his son?” And the large crowd enjoyed listening to Him.


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