Matthew 21:7
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English Standard Version
They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them.

King James Bible
And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.

American Standard Version
and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their garments; and he sat thereon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they brought the ass and the colt, and laid their garments upon them, and made him sit thereon.

English Revised Version
and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their garments; and he sat thereon.

Webster's Bible Translation
And brought the ass and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.

Weymouth New Testament
they brought the she-ass and the foal, and threw their outer garments on them. So He sat on them;

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Vincent's Word Studies

Set him thereon

But the preferable reading is ἐπεκάθισεν, he took his seat upon.

A very great multitude (ὁ πλεῖστος ὄχλος)

The A. V. is wrong. The reference is not to the size, but to the proportionate part of the multitude which followed him. Hence Rev., correctly, The most part of the multitude.

Their garments (ἑαυτῶν)

Lit., "their own garments." The disciples spread their garments on the beasts; the multitude strewed their own garments in the way. Dr. Edward Robinson, cited by Dr. Morison, speaking of the inhabitants of Bethlehem who had participated in the rebellion of 1834, says:" At that time, when some of the inhabitants were already imprisoned, and all were in deep distress, Mr. Farrar, then English consul at Damascus, was on a visit to Jerusalem, and had rode out with Mr. Nicolayson to Solomon's Pools. On their return, as they rose the ascent to enter Bethlehem, hundreds of people, male and female, met them, imploring the consul to interfere in their behalf, and afford them his protection; and all at once, by a sort of simultaneous movement, they spread their garments in the way before the horses."

The variation of tenses is not preserved in the English versions. Spread their garments, aorist tense, denoting one definite act. Cut down, spread in the way, imperfects, denoting continued action. As Jesus advanced, they kept cutting branches and spreading them, and the multitude kept crying.

Matthew 21:7 Parallel Commentaries

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brought.

Mark 11:4-8 And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him...

Luke 19:32-35 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said to them...

put.

2 Kings 9:13 Then they hurried, and took every man his garment, and put it under him on the top of the stairs, and blew with trumpets, saying...

Cross References
2 Kings 9:13
Then in haste every man of them took his garment and put it under him on the bare steps, and they blew the trumpet and proclaimed, "Jehu is king."

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 21:6
The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them.

Matthew 21:8
Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

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