Matthew 21:3
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English Standard Version
If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.”

King James Bible
And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.

American Standard Version
And if any one say aught unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if any man shall say anything to you, say ye, that the Lord hath need of them: and forthwith he will let them go.

English Revised Version
And if any one say aught unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if any man shall say aught to you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and immediately he will send them.

Weymouth New Testament
And if any one says anything to you, say, 'The Master needs them,' and he will at once send them."

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Vincent's Word Studies

The Lord (ὁ κύριος)

From κῦρος, supreme power, authority. Hence κύριος, one having authority, lord, owner, ruler. In classical Greek, used of the gods, and in inscriptions applied to different gods, as Hermes, Zeus, etc.; also of the head of the family, who is lord (κύριος) of the wife and children (1 Samuel 1:8, Sept.); while to the slaves he is δεσπότης. In the Pauline writings, however, the master of slaves is called both δεσπότης (1 Timothy 6:1, 1 Timothy 6:2; Titus 2:9; 1 Peter 2:18), and κύριος (Ephesians 6:9; Colossians 4:1).

In the Septuagint it is used by Sarah of her husband (Genesis 18:12; compare I Pet. en 3:6). Joseph is called lord of the country (Genesis 42:33), and is addressed by his brethren as my lord (42:10). It is applied to God (Genesis 18:27; Exodus 4:10). In the New Testament it is a name for God (Matthew 1:20, Matthew 1:22, Matthew 1:24; Matthew 2:15; Acts 11:16; Acts 12:11, Acts 12:17; Revelation 1:8). As applied to Christ, it does not express his divine nature and power. These are indicated by some accompanying word or phrase, as my God (John 20:28); of all (Acts 10:36); to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:11); of glory (1 Corinthians 2:8); so that, as a title of Christ, Lord is used in the sense of Master or Ruler, or in address, Sir (Matthew 22:43, Matthew 22:45; Luke 2:11; Luke 6:46; John 13:13, John 13:14;1 Corinthians 8:6). Ὁ κύριος, the Lord, is used of Christ by Matthew only once (Matthew 21:3) until after the resurrection (Matthew 28:6). In the other gospels and in the Acts it occurs far oftener. Nevertheless, in the progress of Christian thought in the New Testament, the meaning develops toward a specific designation of the divine Saviour, as may be seen in the phrases Jesus, Christ our Lord, Our Lord Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Jesus our Lord.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The Lord.

1 Chronicles 29:14-16 But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of you...

Psalm 24:1 The earth is the LORD's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

Psalm 50:10,11 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills...

Haggai 2:8,9 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, said the LORD of hosts...

John 3:35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.

John 17:2 As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as you have given him.

Acts 17:25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he gives to all life, and breath, and all things;

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor...


1 Samuel 10:26 And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.

1 Kings 17:9 Arise, get you to Zarephath, which belongs to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain you.

Ezra 1:1,5 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled...

Ezra 7:27 Blessed be the LORD God of our fathers, which has put such a thing as this in the king's heart...

2 Corinthians 8:1,2,16 Moreover, brothers, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia...

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no ficklenss...

Cross References
Matthew 21:2
saying to them, "Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me.

Matthew 21:4
This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying,

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