All this was done
The disciples were sent to the neighbouring village for the ass and colt, and they brought them, and Christ rode upon them; not because of the distance of the place from Jerusalem, for he was just at it; or because he was weary, or it would be very fatiguing to him to walk thither on foot; for he had been used to travelling, and had gone through most parts of Galilee and Judea; but
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet:
the Ethiopic version adds, Isaiah; for the former part of the following citation stands in ( Isaiah 62:11 ) as the latter does in ( Zechariah 9:9 ) . It was usual with the Jews to cite Scripture in this manner, by taking a part from one writer, and another from anther, and joining them together: saying, the following words.