Luke 20:44

44 Since David called the Messiah ‘Lord,’ how can the Messiah be his son?”

Luke 20:44 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 20:44

David therefore called him Lord
Or, "my Lord", as the Syriac and Ethiopic versions read; or, "his Lord", as the Arabic version. This is the inference from the words before cited ( Psalms 110:1 ) , upon which the following question is asked, how is he then his son?
how can these things be reconciled? in what sense can he be both his Lord and son? (See Gill on Matthew 22:45).

Luke 20:44 In-Context

42 For David himself wrote in the book of Psalms: ‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit in the place of honor at my right hand
43 until I humble your enemies, making them a footstool under your feet.’
44 Since David called the Messiah ‘Lord,’ how can the Messiah be his son?”
45 Then, with the crowds listening, he turned to his disciples and said,
46 “Beware of these teachers of religious law! For they like to parade around in flowing robes and love to receive respectful greetings as they walk in the marketplaces. And how they love the seats of honor in the synagogues and the head table at banquets.