New Living Translation
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?
King James Bible
And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David?
Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus answering said as he was teaching in the temple, How do the scribes say that the Christ is son of David?
World English Bible
Jesus responded, as he taught in the temple, "How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David?
Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus answering said, teaching in the temple, 'How say the scribes that the Christ is son of David?
Mark 12:35 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:35 Mt 22:41; Lu 20:41.
LibraryFor the Candid and Thoughtful
It strikes me that this scribe was half-hearted in the work of tempting our Lord, even at the first. I should imagine him to have been a very superior man amongst his fellows, a man of greater light and discernment than the rest, and of greater ability in statement and discussion. Possibly for this cause his brother scribes selected him, and put him forward to ask the testing questions. Now, it will sometimes happen that a man is thrust forward by others to do what he would never have thought of …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 26: 1880
The First and Great Commandment
Woes on the Pharisees
After Jesus left the girl's home, two blind men followed along behind him, shouting, "Son of David, have mercy on us!"
Then, surrounded by the Pharisees, Jesus asked them a question:
Then Jesus said to the crowd, "Am I some dangerous revolutionary, that you come with swords and clubs to arrest me? Why didn't you arrest me in the Temple? I was there teaching every day.
Then Jesus left Capernaum and went down to the region of Judea and into the area east of the Jordan River. Once again crowds gathered around him, and as usual he was teaching them.
Why didn't you arrest me in the Temple? I was there among you teaching every day. But these things are happening to fulfill what the Scriptures say about me."
Then Jesus presented them with a question. "Why is it," he asked, "that the Messiah is said to be the son of David?
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