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Jesus Challenges the Religious Scholars

After this no one had the courage to ask Him any more questions. But He asked them a question.

Jesus: How is it that people say the Anointed One is David’s descendant? Don’t you remember how David himself wrote in the psalms,

    The Master said to my master:
“Sit here at My right hand,
in the place of honor and power.
And I will gather Your enemies together,
lead them in on hands and knees,
and You will rest Your feet on their backs.”

Did you hear that? David calls his son “Lord.” Elders don’t defer to those who are younger in that way. How is David’s son also “Lord”?

Jesus turned to His disciples, speaking loudly enough for the others to hear.

Jesus: Beware of the religious scholars. They like to parade around in long robes. They love being greeted in the marketplaces. They love taking the best seats in the synagogues. They adore being seated around the head table at banquets. But in their greed they rob widows of their houses and cover up their greed with long pretentious prayers. Their condemnation will be all the worse because of their hypocrisy (vv. 40-47, The Voice).

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