Christ, the Divine Lawgiver, modifies it. Figure of speech Asterismos. It was applied by the ancient Jews to the Messiah. Our Lord was to enter Jerusalem in a prominent position, not lost in the crowd thronging to the Passover feast; He chooses to ride upon the foal of an ass, not on a horse, the symbol of pride. Matthew 21:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Matthew 21:2, NIV: "saying to them, 'Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her.Untie them and bring them to me." So Babylon (Isaiah 47:1), daughter of Tyre for Tyre (Psalms 45:12).Riding (epibebhkwv).Perfect active participle of epibainw, "having gone upon.". 18 When he was going back to the city in the morning, he was hungry. He is quite happy therefore to connect Christ’s heavenly activity with Jerusalem. Hence they are spoken of together by the evangelist. 9:9 Matthew 21:9 A Hebrew expression meaning “Save!” which became an exclamation of praise; also in verse 15 Matthew 21:9 Psalm 118:25,26 . Tell ye the daughter of Zion. Another mark of poverty is added, that he willride on an ass, or the foal of an ass; for there can be no doubt that the manner of riding which belongs to the common people is contrasted with royal splendor. " It was only later that recognition would dawn on many who believed, that it was in fact a declaration that Hewasthe Messiah, coming in lowliness to commence the official establishment of His Kingly Rule in Jerusalem (John 12:16-18), as it had already first been established in Galilee. But Hengstenberg justly denies that by the laws of Hebrew parallelism the two would necessarily mean the same individual animal. 21:5 Zech. 3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” 5.Say to the daughter of Zion. an ass = a beast of burden. Any statement of an event may include more than is specifically mentioned but it will never take in less than is named. Thou shalt not kill. Also in verse7 both colt and mother were brought and the people put their clothes on them. And now our present verse cites a prophecy which definitely predicts that Jesus was to ride on an ass and its colt. which became an exclamation of praise; also in verse 15 21:13 Isaiah 56:7 21:13 Jer. Note. From Isaiah 62:11. Matthew 21:8-11 NKJV. This verse begins the discussion of murder. "Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and … Accordingly, the Prophet shows that the coming of Christ yields to believers a full and complete ground of joy; for, since God is not reconciled to them in any other way than through the agency of the Mediator, and as it is the same Mediator who delivers his people from all evils, what can there be, apart from him, that is fitted to cheer men ruined by their sins, and oppressed by troubles? Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Matthew 21:1-11 EXEGESIS: MATTHEW 21:1-11. II. That is why later he will present Christ’s coronation as something which, while having been accomplished in Heaven, is connected with Galilee with its freedom from the old traditional leadership, rather than being connected with Jerusalem (Matthew 28:16-20). Matthew 21:5 “Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.” King James Version (KJV) Whatever happened to Matthew 17, an addition or a subtraction, it must have happened very early. Untie them and bring them to me. Teaching About Divorce. 9:9 21:9 A Hebrew expression meaning "Save!" App-6. He only takes the riding upon the ass as the image to illustrate the meekness of the Messianic King. which became an exclamation of praise; also in verse 15 21:9 Psalm 118:25,26 21:9 A Hebrew expression meaning "Save!" —, the matter of the fig tree, as if it were a small affair, not worth speaking about. '", To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, sitting upon an ass, and a colt, the foal of an ass. This our Saviour performed at the passover, when the Jewish nation was, by representatives, present to behold; when perhaps millions of the nation were actually present to bear the news to all parts of the land. Verses3,4clearly stated that the mother and the colt were to be loosed and brought to Jesus. Matthew 21:5. Shout. The daughter of Zion (th qugatri Siwn).Jerusalem as in Isaiah 22:4 (daughter of my people). Matthew 21:5. he prophetic quotation, from Zechariah 9:9, prefaced by a phrase from Isaiah 62:11, with some words omitted, and with some alteration in expression as compared with Sept[114]. It is thus translated from the Hebrew by Hengstenberg: “Rejoice greatly, thou daughter of Zion! Tell ye the daughter of Zion These words seem to be taken out of ( Isaiah 62:11) where it is said, "say ye to the daughter of Zion, behold thy salvation cometh", or "thy Saviour cometh"; meaning, without doubt, the Messiah: by the daughter of Zion is meant, not the city of Jerusalem, but the inhabitants thereof, the Jewish synagogue; or as the Targum renders it, (Nwyud … App-117. It represents Jerusalem and its inhabitants. ◄ Matthew 21:5 ► Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. It was only unbelief that kept them in Jerusalem. ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ a donkey tied and a colt with her: Only Matthew’s account mentions both the donkey and its colt. In the present case it was our Lord’s purpose to make his procession with both animals into Jerusalem a sort of visible embodiment of the prophet’s words. 7:11 21:16 Psalm 8:2 (see Septuagint) Untie them and bring them to me. These two sections have ramifications for how Jesus viewed the Law of Moses and whether the Mosaic Law is binding on Christians today. In the passage, : “Binding his foal unto the vine, his ass’s colt unto the choice vine,” no one would claim that the foal and, the colt were necessarily the same individual. And upon a colt the foal of an ass (kai epi pwlon uion upozugiou).These words give trouble if kai is here taken to mean "and." 9. This tells us something significant is about to happen, and we would do well to pay attention! Matthew 21:21 contains a thought similar to that in Matthew 17:20, .v. A colt the foal of an ass.—Literally, of a beast of burden, the word not being the same as that previously used. Not the same word as in the preceding clause. 9). Thus interpreted, His act was in part an apparent concession to the fevered expectations of His disciples and the multitude; in part also a protest, the meaning of which they would afterwards understand, against the character of those expectations and the self-seeking spirit which mingled with them. shout for joy, thou daughter of Jerusalem! Before commenting on this question, note that the meaning of Matthew 5:21-48 is heavily debated, as is the section immediately preceding it—Matthew 5:17-20. 5.Tell ye the daughter of Zion — This is a memorable prophecy of the Messiah in his humble and peaceful character. Zechariah 9:9, quoted here, seems to be one of those places in the Bible where the repetition of an idea should make us sit up and take notice.He writes, “Rejoice. John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, John Lightfoot's Commentary on the Gospels, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament, Old Testament Quotations in the New Testament, Old Testament (I. Christ as Fulfilment of). And our Lord, in thus. In the present case it was our Lord’s purpose to make his procession with both animals into Jerusalem a sort of visible embodiment of the prophet’s words. Matthew 21. manuscripts read Isaias, others Zacharias: the text seems to be extracted from both, but particularly the latter, the sense of which is taken, though not verbatim, from the Septuagint version. By contrast, the infant king Jesus is helpless and vulnerable, a ruler whose power is hidden in humility (compare 21:5). And our Lord, in thus acting the image of the prophet in visible form, does call the attention of the Jewish nation to his claim to be the King predicted by this prophetic image. Matthew’s emphasis therefore must be seen as favouring an early date for his writing, with all ties to Jerusalem intended to be seen as broken. Neither wanted the baggage of the old Jerusalem. This is not found, word for word, in Zechariah; but what God commanded one Prophet to proclaim, the Evangelist justly and appropriately applies to all godly teachers; for the only hope, on which the children of God ought both to build and to rely, was, that the Redeemer would at length come. Matthew 21:8-11. It is thus translated from the Hebrew by Hengstenberg: “Rejoice greatly, thou daughter of Zion! And as we must be altogether overwhelmed with grief when Christ is absent, so on the other hand, the Prophet reminds believers that, when the Redeemer is present with them, they ought to be perfectly joyful. Behold, thy king comes to thee; he is just and protected of God, afflicted and riding upon a foal the son of an ass.” The prophecy of the entire preceding part of the ninth chapter of Zechariah, Hengstenberg holds to be a clear prediction of the conquests of Alexander the Great. Possible explanations for the presence or absence of Matthew 17:21. As the words stand in Zechariah (we need not here discuss the question as to the authorship or composition of that book) they paint the ideal King coming, not with “chariot” and “horse” and “battle bow,” like the conquerors of earthly kingdoms, but as a prince of peace, reviving the lowlier pageantry of the days of the Judges (Judges 5:10; Judges 10:4; Judges 12:14), and yet exercising a wider dominion than David or Solomon had done, “from sea to sea, and from the river (Euphrates) to the ends of the earth” (Zechariah 9:10). But Hengstenberg justly denies that by the laws of Hebrew parallelism the two would necessarily mean the same individual animal. . Most commentators believe that Jesus rode the colt only, and that the mother was taken along because of a humane feeling for the mother and her young offspring. Matthew 21:5. Matthew 21:5, ESV: "“Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”" Matthew 21:5, KJV: "Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass." Strauss and ether objectors have maintained that this is simply a Hebrew parallelism, in which the last clause is but an echo of the former, both possessing the same meaning. Peter said, (Mr 11:2-7; Lu 19:30-35; Joh 12:14, 15) Evidently, since Jesus rode only on the colt, Mark, Luke, and John mention only one animal. Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David! Matthew 21:5. κὼς ἐπὶ ὑποζύγιον καὶ πῶλον νέον. Wesley's Matthew 21:5 Bible Commentary 21:5 The daughter of Sion - That is, the inhabitants of Jerusalem: the first words of the passage are cited from Isaiah 62:11 ; the rest from Zechariah 9:9 . It is true that neither of the other three accounts says a thing about the mother, but that could be accounted for by the fact that the use of an unbroken colt was the unusual feature of this event and hence it only is given notice by them. "All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee," etc. 9:9 Matthew 21:9 A Hebrew expression meaning “Save!” which became an exclamation of praise; also in verse 15 Matthew 21:9 Psalm 118:25,26 See Isaias lxii. a donkey tied and a colt with her: Only Matthew’s account mentions both the donkey and its colt. THE CONTEXT Earlier, because Jesus' time had not yet come, he withdrew when Pharisees conspired against him and ordered the crowds "not to make him known" (12:14-16). I. An ass, and a colt; Jesus rode upon the colt, Mark 11:7; John 12:14; the mother of the colt accompanying. 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