Matthew 21:8
New International Version
A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

New Living Translation
Most of the crowd spread their garments on the road ahead of him, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

English Standard Version
Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

Berean Study Bible
A massive crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

Berean Literal Bible
And the very great crowd spread their the cloaks on the road, and others were cutting down branches from the trees and were spreading them on the road.

New American Standard Bible
Most of the crowd spread their coats in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the road.

King James Bible
And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.

Christian Standard Bible
A very large crowd spread their clothes on the road; others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them on the road.

Contemporary English Version
Many people spread clothes in the road, while others put down branches which they had cut from trees.

Good News Translation
A large crowd of people spread their cloaks on the road while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A very large crowd spread their robes on the road; others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them on the road.

International Standard Version
Many people in the crowd spread their own coats on the road, while others began cutting down branches from the trees and spreading them on the road.

NET Bible
A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road. Others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

New Heart English Bible
A very large crowd spread their clothes on the road. Others cut branches from the trees, and spread them on the road.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And a multitude of crowds were spreading their clothes on the road and others were cutting down branches from trees and laying them in the road.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Most of the people spread their coats on the road. Others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

New American Standard 1977
And most of the multitude spread their garments in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees, and spreading them in the road.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them in the way.

King James 2000 Bible
And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and spread them in the way.

American King James Version
And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way.

American Standard Version
And the most part of the multitude spread their garments in the way; and others cut branches from the trees, and spread them in the way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way: and others cut boughs from the trees, and strewed them in the way:

Darby Bible Translation
But a very great crowd strewed their own garments on the way, and others kept cutting down branches from the trees and strewing them on the way.

English Revised Version
And the most part of the multitude spread their garments in the way; and others cut branches from the trees, and spread them in the way.

Webster's Bible Translation
And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way.

Weymouth New Testament
and most of the crowd kept spreading their garments along the road, while others cut branches from the trees and carpeted the road with them,

World English Bible
A very great multitude spread their clothes on the road. Others cut branches from the trees, and spread them on the road.

Young's Literal Translation
and the very great multitude spread their own garments in the way, and others were cutting branches from the trees, and were strewing in the way,
Study Bible
The Triumphal Entry
7They brought the donkey and the colt and laid their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them. 8A massive crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9The crowds that went ahead of Him and those that followed were shouting: “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest!”…
Cross References
2 Kings 9:13
Quickly, each man took his garment and put it under Jehu on the bare steps. Then they blew the trumpet and proclaimed, "Jehu is king!"

Matthew 21:7
They brought the donkey and the colt and laid their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them.

Mark 11:8
Many in the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut from the fields.

Luke 19:36
As He rode along, the people spread their cloaks on the road.

Treasury of Scripture

And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way.

others.

Leviticus 23:40
And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.

John 12:13
Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.







Lexicon
A massive
πλεῖστος (pleistos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular - Superlative
Strong's Greek 4118: The greatest, the most, very great. Irregular superlative of polus; the largest number or very large.

crowd
ὄχλος (ochlos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3793: From a derivative of echo; a throng; by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot.

spread
ἔστρωσαν (estrōsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4766: To spread, make a bed. Or simpler stronnuo, prolongation from a still simpler stroo, ; to 'strew, ' i.e. Spread.

their
ἑαυτῶν (heautōn)
Reflexive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

cloaks
ἱμάτια (himatia)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2440: A long flowing outer garment, tunic. Neuter of a presumed derivative of ennumi; a dress.

on
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

road,
ὁδῷ (hodō)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3598: A way, road, journey, path. Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication, a progress; figuratively, a mode or means.

while
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

others
ἄλλοι (alloi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 243: Other, another (of more than two), different. A primary word; 'else, ' i.e. Different.

cut
ἔκοπτον (ekopton)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2875: A primary verb; to 'chop'; specially, to beat the breast in grief.

branches
κλάδους (kladous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2798: A young tender shoot, then: a branch; met: of descendants. From klao; a twig or bough.

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

trees
δένδρων (dendrōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1186: A tree. Probably from drus; a tree.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

spread [them]
ἐστρώννυον (estrōnnyon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4766: To spread, make a bed. Or simpler stronnuo, prolongation from a still simpler stroo, ; to 'strew, ' i.e. Spread.

on
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

road.
ὁδῷ (hodō)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3598: A way, road, journey, path. Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication, a progress; figuratively, a mode or means.
(8) And a very great multitude.--Better, the greater part of the multitude. Part of the crowd had come with Him from Galilee, part streamed from Bethany, excited by the recent resurrection of Lazarus (John 12:17). Some went before Him, some followed. As they advanced they were met by a fresh crowd pouring forth from Jerusalem. Of the latter, St. John records that they came out with palm-branches in their hands, as if to salute a king with the symbols of his triumph. (Comp. Revelation 7:9.)

Spread their garments in the way.--This, again, was a recognised act of homage to a king. So Jehu, when the officers of the army of Israel chose him as their ruler, walked upon the garments which they spread beneath his feet (2Kings 9:13). So Agamemnon, tempted to an act of barbaric pomp, after the manner of Eastern kings, entered his palace at Mycenae, walking upon costly carpets ('schylus, Agam. 891).

Verse 8. - A very great multitude; ὁ δὲ πλεῖστος ὄχλος: Revised Version, the most part of the multitude. This interpretation has classical authority (see Alford), but the words may well mean," the very great multitude;" Vulgate, plurima autem turba. This crowd was composed of pilgrims who were coming to the festival at Jerusalem, and "the whole multitude of the disciples" (Luke 19:37). Spread their garments (ἱμάτια) in the way. Fired with enthusiasm, they stripped off their abbas, as the two disciples had done, and with them made a carpet over which the Saviour should ride. Such honours were often paid to great men, and indeed, as we well know, are offered now on state occasions. Branches from the trees. St. John (John 12:13) particularizes palm trees as having been used on this occasion; but there was abundance of olive and other trees, from which branches and leaves could be cut or plucked to adorn the Saviour's road. The people appear to have behaved on this occasion as if at the Feast of Tabernacles, roused by enthusiasm to unpremeditated action. Of the three routes which lay before him, Jesus is supposed to have taken the southern and most frequented, between the Mount of Olives and the Hill of Offence. 21:1-11 This coming of Christ was described by the prophet Zechariah, Zec 9:9. When Christ would appear in his glory, it is in his meekness, not in his majesty, in mercy to work salvation. As meekness and outward poverty were fully seen in Zion's King, and marked his triumphal entrance to Jerusalem, how wrong covetousness, ambition, and the pride of life must be in Zion's citizens! They brought the ass, but Jesus did not use it without the owner's consent. The trappings were such as came to hand. We must not think the clothes on our backs too dear to part with for the service of Christ. The chief priests and the elders afterwards joined with the multitude that abused him upon the cross; but none of them joined the multitude that did him honour. Those that take Christ for their King, must lay their all under his feet. Hosanna signifies, Save now, we beseech thee! Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord! But of how little value is the applause of the people! The changing multitude join the cry of the day, whether it be Hosanna, or Crucify him. Multitudes often seem to approve the gospel, but few become consistent disciples. When Jesus was come into Jerusalem all the city was moved; some perhaps were moved with joy, who waited for the Consolation of Israel; others, of the Pharisees, were moved with envy. So various are the motions in the minds of men upon the approach of Christ's kingdom.
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