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Matthew 22:44

    Matthew 22:44 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The LORD said to my Lord, Sit you on my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I put thine enemies underneath thy feet?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord said to my Lord, Be seated at my right hand, till I put under your feet all those who are against you?

    Webster's Revision

    The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I put thine enemies underneath thy feet?

    World English Bible

    'The Lord said to my Lord, sit on my right hand, until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet?'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I put thine enemies underneath thy feet?

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 22:44

    The Lord (יהוה Yeve or Jehovah) said unto my Lord, אדניע Adni or Adonai, my prop, stay, master, support), Sit thou on my right hand - Take the place of the greatest eminence and authority. Till I make thine enemies thy footstool - till I subdue both Jews and Gentiles under thee, and cause them to acknowledge thee as their sovereign and Lord. This quotation is taken from Psalm 110:1; and, from it, these two points are clear:

    1. That David wrote it by the inspiration of God; and

    2. That it is a prophetic declaration of the Messiah.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 22:44

    The Lord said ... - This is the language of David.

    "Yahweh said to "my" lord "the Messiah" - sit thou," etc. This was a prediction respecting the exaltation of Christ. To be raised to the right hand of a king was significant of favor, trust, and power. See the notes at Matthew 20:21. This was done respecting Christ, Mark 16:19; Acts 7:55; Romans 8:34; Ephesians 1:20; Hebrews 1:3; Hebrews 8:1; Hebrews 10:12. "Thine enemies thy footstool." A footstool is that which is under the feet when we are sitting implying that we have it under subjection, or at our control. So, Christ shall put all enemies under his feet - all his spiritual foes - all that rise up against him, Psalm 2:9, Psalm 2:12; Hebrews 10:13; 1 Corinthians 15:25.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 22:44

    22:44 The Lord said to my Lord - This his dominion, to which David himself was subject, shows both the heavenly majesty of the king, and the nature of his kingdom. Sit thou on my right hand - That is, remain in the highest authority and power. Psalm 110:1.