New American Standard Bible
This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
King James Bible
All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,
Darby Bible Translation
But all this came to pass, that that might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying,
World English Bible
All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying,
Young's Literal Translation
And all this came to pass, that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through the prophet, saying,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
All this was done ... - The prophecy here quoted is found in Zechariah 9:9. It was always, by the Jews, applied to the Messiah.
Daughter of Zion - That is, "Jerusalem." "Zion" was one of the hills on which the city of Jerusalem was built. On this stood the city of David and some strong fortresses. The names "daughter and virgin" were given to it often, in accordance with the Oriental figurative manner of expression. See the notes at Isaiah 1:8. Compare Amos 5:2; Psalm 45:13; Psalm 137:8; Isaiah 47:1. It was given to them as an expression of their beauty or comeliness.
Meek - See the notes at Matthew 5:5. The expression here rather denotes "peaceful, not warlike;" not with pomp, and state, and the ensigns of ambition. He came in the manner in which kings were accustomed to ride, but with none of their pride and ambitious feeling.
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.
"If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, 'The Lord has need of them,' and immediately he will send them."
They brought the colt to Jesus and put their coats on it; and He sat on it.
They brought it to Jesus, and they threw their coats on the colt and put Jesus on it.
On the next day the large crowd who had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
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