New American Standard Bible
"David himself calls Him 'Lord'; so in what sense is He his son?" And the large crowd enjoyed listening to Him.
King James Bible
David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.
Darby Bible Translation
David himself therefore calls him Lord, and whence is he his son? And the mass of the people heard him gladly.
World English Bible
Therefore David himself calls him Lord, so how can he be his son?" The common people heard him gladly.
Young's Literal Translation
therefore David himself saith of him Lord, and whence is he his son?' And the great multitude were hearing him gladly,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The common people heard him gladly - The success of the Saviour in his preaching was chiefly among the common or the poorer class of people. The rich and the mighty were too proud to listen to his instructions. So it is still. The main success of the gospel is there, and there it pours down its chief blessings. This is not the fault of "the gospel." It would bless the rich and the mighty as well as the poor, if they came with like humble hearts. God knows no distinctions of men in conferring his favors; and wherever there is a poor, contrite, and humble spirit - be it clothed in rags or in purple - be it on a throne or on a dunghill - there he confers the blessings of salvation.
LibraryNot Far and not In
'Thou art not far from the kingdom of God.'--Mark xii. 34, 'A bruised reed He will not break, and the smoking flax He will not quench.' Here is Christ's recognition of the low beginnings of goodness and faith. This is a special case of a man who appears to have fully discerned the spirituality and inwardness of law, and to have felt that the one bond between God and man was love. He needed only to have followed out the former thought to have been smitten by the conviction of his own sinfulness, and …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Unity of the Divine Being
Christ and the Sadduccees
The Discerning Scribe
When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they understood that He was speaking about them.
The large crowd of the Jews then learned that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He raised from the dead.
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