New International Version
If anyone asks you, 'Why are you doing this?' say, 'The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.'"
King James Bible
And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.
Darby Bible Translation
And if any one say to you, Why do ye this? say, The Lord has need of it; and straightway he sends it hither.
World English Bible
If anyone asks you, 'Why are you doing this?' say, 'The Lord needs him;' and immediately he will send him back here."
Young's Literal Translation
and if any one may say to you, Why do ye this? say ye that the lord hath need of it, and immediately he will send it hither.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And straightway he will send him hither - From the text, I think it is exceedingly plain, that our Lord did not beg, but borrow, the colt; therefore the latter clause of this verse should be understood as the promise of returning him. Is not the proper translation the following? And if any one say to you, Why do ye this? Say, the Lord hath need of him, and will speedily send him back hither - και ευθεως αυτον αποστελλει ὡδε. Some eminent critics take the same view of the passage.
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If the Lord would make windows in heaven might this thing be?--II KGS. 7:2. Have faith in God.--Without faith it is impossible to please God.--With God all things are possible. Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.--Prove me now herewith, saith the Lord …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
August 19. "Have Faith in God" (Mark xi. 22).
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saying to them, "Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here.
They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it,
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