New American Standard Bible
"If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, 'The Lord has need of them,' and immediately he will send them."
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And if any one say anything to you, ye shall say, The Lord has need of them, and straightway he will send them.
World English Bible
If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, 'The Lord needs them,' and immediately he will send them."
Young's Literal Translation
and if any one may say anything to you, ye shall say, that the lord hath need of them, and immediately he will send them.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The Lord hath need of them - This means no more than the "master" has need of them. The word "Lord" often means no more than "master" as opposed to servant, Matthew 10:24; Ephesians 6:5; 1 Peter 3:5-6. The word is sometimes used in the Bible as applied to God, or as a translation of the name Yahweh. Its common use is a mere title of respect given by an inferior to a superior, by a servant to a master, by a disciple to a teacher. As a title of "high respect" it was given to Christ, or the Messiah. The persons to whom these disciples were sent were probably acquainted with the miracles of Jesus and favorably disposed toward him He had attracted great notice in that region, particularly by raising Lazarus from the dead, and most of the people regarded him as the Messiah.
LibraryThe vineyard and Its Keepers
'Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: 34. And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. 35. And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. 36. Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Christ and the Unstable.
Synopsis. --A Clearer Conception of Miracle Approached. --Works of Jesus once Reputed Miraculous not So Reputed Now
Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem.
saying to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied there and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to Me.
This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
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