For David himself (auto gar Daueid). This language of Jesus clearly means that he treats David as the author of Psalms 110:1 ff. The inspiration of this Psalm is expressly stated in Mark 12:36 ; Matthew 22:43 (which see) and the Messianic character of the Psalm in all three Synoptics who all quote the LXX practically alike. Modern criticism that denies the Davidic authorship of this Psalm has to say either that Jesus was ignorant of the fact about it or that he declined to disturb the current acceptation of the Davidic authorship. Certainly modern scholars are not agreed on the authorship of Psalms 110:1 ff. Meanwhile one can certainly be excused for accepting the natural implication of the words of Jesus here, "David himself." In the book of the Psalms (en biblwi Psalmwn). Compare Psalms 3:4 "in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet."