Matthew 21:10

10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”

Matthew 21:10 in Other Translations

10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?
10 And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, "Who is this?"
10 The entire city of Jerusalem was in an uproar as he entered. “Who is this?” they asked.
10 As he made his entrance into Jerusalem, the whole city was shaken. Unnerved, people were asking, "What's going on here? Who is this?"
10 When He entered Jerusalem, the whole city was shaken, saying, "Who is this?"

Matthew 21:10 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 21:10

And when he was come into Jerusalem.
&c.] The metropolis of the nation, the seat of the ancient kings of Judah, and of his father David, entering into it in this very public manner; as he never did before; riding in the manner the ancient judges and kings of Israel did, attended with a numerous retinue, shouting as they went along, and singing their "Hosannas" to him:

all the city was moved;
as Bethlehem was, when Naomi with Ruth returned thither; and of which the same phrase is used, as here, ( Ruth 1:19 ) .

all the city was moved about them;
which the Chaldee paraphrase renders,

``all the inhabitants of the city were gathered in troops about them.''

And so here the sense is, that the inhabitants of the city of Jerusalem were in general alarmed at the uncommon apparatus, and shouting, and ran in great numbers to inquire what was the matter:

saying, who is this?
They knew him not; for though he had preached unto them, and wrought miracles among them, yet they had never seen him in any such pomp and state; and could not devise who he should be, that entered their city in such a manner, amidst the shouts and acclamations of so great a multitude: it seemed greatly to affect them, and fill them with concern, astonishment, and fear.

Matthew 21:10 In-Context

8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”
11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves.
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