Matthew 21:11

11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Matthew 21:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.
ESV
11 And the crowds said, "This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee."
NLT
11 And the crowds replied, “It’s Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
MSG
11 The parade crowd answered, "This is the prophet Jesus, the one from Nazareth in Galilee."
CSB
11 And the crowds kept saying, "This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in 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 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.
13 “It is written,” he said to them, “ ‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’”

Cross References 1

  • 1. Deuteronomy 18:15; Luke 7:16,39; Luke 24:19; John 1:21,25; John 6:14; John 7:40