New American Standard Bible
"What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?" They said to Him, "The son of David."
King James Bible
Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David.
Darby Bible Translation
saying, What think ye concerning the Christ? whose son is he? They say to him, David's.
World English Bible
saying, "What do you think of the Christ? Whose son is he?" They said to him, "Of David."
Young's Literal Translation
saying, 'What do ye think concerning the Christ? of whom is he son?' They say to him, 'Of David.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
What think ye of Christ? - What are your views respecting the Messiah, or "the Christ," especially respecting his "genealogy?" He did not ask them their mews respecting him in general, but only respecting his ancestry.
The article should have been retained in the translation - the Christ or the Messiah. He did not ask them their opinion respecting himself, his person, and work, as would seem in our translation, but their views respecting the Messiah whom they expected.
Whose son is he? - Whose "descendant?" See the notes at Matthew 1:1.
The son of David - The descendant of David, according to the promise.
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'And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 2. The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 3. And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. 4. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. 6. But they made light of it, and went their …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xxii. 42, Where the Lord Asks the Jews Whose Son they Said David Was.
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As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"
He said to them, "Then how does David in the Spirit call Him 'Lord,' saying,
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