And saith unto them, go your way into the village
Either of Bethany or of Nob. The Ethiopic version renders it "the city", and so reads a copy of Stephens's: some have thought the city of Jerusalem is intended, but without any reason; (See Gill on Matthew 21:9);
over against you.
The Syriac and Persic versions read, "over against us": the sense is the same; for Christ and his disciples were together: this suits with either of the above mentioned places:
and as soon as ye be entered into it;
are come to the town's end, and to one of the first houses in it,
ye shall find a colt tied:
Matthew says, "an ass tied, and a colt with her", ( Matthew 21:2 ) ; both no doubt true:
whereon never man sat;
which had never been backed and broke, and which makes it the more wonderful, that Christ should choose to ride upon it, and that that should quietly carry him:
loose him, and bring him;
that is, away to me.