Matthew 21:11

11 And the crowds said, "This is 1the prophet Jesus, 2from Nazareth of Galilee."

Matthew 21:11 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 21:11

And the multitude said
Or the people, as the Vulgate Latin, and Munster's Hebrew Gospel read; the common people, that went before, and followed after him: these knew Christ better than the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Scribes and Pharisees, and rulers of the people.

This is Jesus the prophet:
that prophet Moses spoke of, in ( Deuteronomy 18:15 ) and the nation of the Jews in general expected:

of Nazareth of Galilee;
who, though he was not born there, yet being educated, and having lived much in that place, is said to be of it; and which was the common opinion of the people.

Matthew 21:11 In-Context

9 And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!"
10 And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, "Who is this?"
11 And the crowds said, "This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee."
12 And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.
13 He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you make it a den of robbers."

Cross References 2

  • 1. ver. 46; Luke 7:16; Luke 13:33; Luke 24:19; John 4:19; John 6:14; John 7:40; John 9:17; [Mark 6:15; Luke 9:8, 19; John 1:21]
  • 2. See Matthew 2:23
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