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.
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.
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.
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,
Matthew 21:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Cut down branches from the trees - Carrying palm and other branches was emblematical of victory and success. See 1 Maccabees 13:51; 2 Maccabees 10:7; and Revelation 7:9.
The rabbins acknowledge that the prophecy in Zechariah refers to the Messiah; so Rab. Tancum, and Yalcut Rubeni has a strange story about the ass. "This ass is the colt of that ass which was created in the twilight of the sixth day. This is the ass which Abraham found when he went to sacrifice his son. This is the ass on which Moses rode when he went to Egypt; and this is the ass on which the Messiah shall ride." Some of the Jews seem to think that the zebra is intended; for according to Bab. Sanhedr. fol. 98, when Shapoor, king of Persia, said to Rabbi Samuel: "You say your Messiah will come upon an ass; I will send him a noble horse." To which the rabbi replied, "You have not a horse with a hundred spots (query, streaks) like his ass." See Lightfoot and Schoettgen.
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Whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.'--MATT. xxi. 44. As Christ's ministry drew to its close, its severity and its gentleness both increased; its severity to the class to whom it was always severe, and its gentleness to the class from whom it never turned away. Side by side, through all His manifestation of Himself, there were the two aspects: 'He showed Himself froward' (if I may quote the word) to the self-righteous …
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"Because the Carnal Mind is Enmity against God, for it is not Subject to the Law of God, Neither Indeed Can Be. "
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They quickly took their cloaks and spread them under him on the bare steps. Then they blew the trumpet and shouted, "Jehu is king!"
They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on.
Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields.
As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.
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