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Matthew 22:37–44

37 And he said to him, gYou shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And ha second is like it: iYou shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 jOn these two commandments depend kall the Law and the Prophets.”

Whose Son Is the Christ?

41 lNow while the Pharisees mwere gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, 42 saying, What do you think about nthe Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, n“The son of David.” 43 He said to them, How is it then that David, oin the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying,

44  p“ ‘The Lord said to my Lord,

Sit at my right hand,

until I put your enemies under your feet” ’?

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Matthew 22:37–44 — The New International Version (NIV)

37 Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?”

“The son of David,” they replied.

43 He said to them, How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls himLord’? For he says,

44 “ ‘The Lord said to my Lord:

Sit at my right hand

until I put your enemies

under your feet.” ’

Matthew 22:37–44 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. 43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, 44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?

Matthew 22:37–44 — New Living Translation (NLT)

37 Jesus replied, “ ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 A second is equally important:Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”

41 Then, surrounded by the Pharisees, Jesus asked them a question: 42 What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?”

They replied, “He is the son of David.”

43 Jesus responded, Then why does David, speaking under the inspiration of the Spirit, call the Messiahmy Lord’? For David said,

44 The Lord said to my Lord,

Sit in the place of honor at my right hand

until I humble your enemies beneath your feet.’

Matthew 22:37–44 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

37 Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 saying, What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?”

They said to Him, “The Son of David.”

43 He said to them, How then does David in the Spirit call Him Lord,’ saying:

44 The Lord said to my Lord,

Sit at My right hand,

Till I make Your enemies Your footstool” ’?

Matthew 22:37–44 — New Century Version (NCV)

37 Jesus answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and most important command. 39 And the second command is like the first: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ 40 All the law and the writings of the prophets depend on these two commands.”

41 While the Pharisees were together, Jesus asked them, 42 “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?”

They answered, “The Christ is the Son of David.”

43 Then Jesus said to them, “Then why did David call him ‘Lord’? David, speaking by the power of the Holy Spirit, said,

44 ‘The Lord said to my Lord,

“Sit by me at my right side,

until I put your enemies under your control.” ’

Matthew 22:37–44 — American Standard Version (ASV)

37 And he said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second like unto it is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 40 On these two commandments the whole law hangeth, and the prophets.

41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, 42 saying, What think ye of the Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. 43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in the Spirit call him Lord, saying,

44 The Lord said unto my Lord,

Sit thou on my right hand,

Till I put thine enemies underneath thy feet?

Matthew 22:37–44 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

37 And he said to him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy understanding. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And the second is like it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments the whole law and the prophets hang.

41 And the Pharisees being gathered together, Jesus demanded of them, 42 saying, What think ye concerning the Christ? whose son is he? They say to him, David’s. 43 He says to them, How then does David in Spirit call him Lord, saying, 44 The Lord said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand until I put thine enemies under thy feet?

Matthew 22:37–44 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

37 Jesus answered him, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and most important commandment. 39 The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ 40 All of Moses’ Teachings and the Prophets depend on these two commandments.” 

41 While the Pharisees were still gathered, Jesus asked them, 42 “What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?” 

They answered him, “David’s.” 

43 He said to them, “Then how can David, guided by the Spirit, call him Lord? David says, 

44 ‘The Lord said to my Lord, 

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

until I put your enemies under your control.b” ’ 

Matthew 22:37–44 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

37 He said to him, Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38 This is the greatest and most important command. 39 The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. 40 All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands.”

41 While the Pharisees were together, Jesus questioned them, 42 What do you think about the Messiah? Whose Son is He?”

“David’s,” they told Him.

43 He asked them, How is it then that David, inspired by the Spirit, calls HimLord:

44 The Lord declared to my Lord,

Sit at My right hand

until I put Your enemies under Your feet?

Matthew 22:37–44 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

37 He said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them this question: 42 What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.” 43 He said to them, How is it then that David by the Spirit calls him Lord, saying,

44 The Lord said to my Lord,

Sit at my right hand,

until I put your enemies under your feet” ’?

Matthew 22:37–44 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

37 And he said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets.”

41 Now while the Pharisees were assembled, Jesus asked them, 42 saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “David’s.” 43 He said to them, “How then does David, by the Spirit, call him ‘Lord,’ saying,

44 ‘The Lord said to my Lord,

“Sit at my right hand

until I put your enemies

under your feet” ’?

Matthew 22:37–44 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

37 Jesus replied, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Love him with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and most important commandment. 39 And the second is like it. ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ 40 Everything that is written in the Law and the Prophets is based on these two commandments.”

41 The Pharisees were gathered together. Jesus asked them, 42 “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?”

“The son of David,” they replied.

43 He said to them, “Then why does David call him ‘Lord’? The Holy Spirit spoke through David himself. David said,

44 “ ‘The Lord said to my Lord,

“Sit at my right hand

until I put your enemies

under your control.” ’

Matthew 22:37–44 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

37 And He said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’

38 This is the great and foremost commandment.

39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

40 On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question:

42 What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?” They said to Him, “The son of David.”

43 He said to them, Then how does David in the Spirit call HimLord,’ saying,

44 The Lord said to my Lord,

Sit at My right hand,

Until I put Your enemies beneath Your feet” ’?