Generally, the phrase “son of man” means “human one.” However, in some contexts the phrase appears to point to the divine figure mentioned in Dan 7:13 (“before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven”). In Matthew, the title “Son of Man” has three primary senses. First, it focuses on Jesus’ suffering and humility. Second, it stresses the power and authority Jesus had on earth. Finally, it highlights His future coming as the exalted king, the “one like a son of man” portrayed in Dan 7:13.