Matthew 21:4

4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:

Matthew 21:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,
ESV
4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying,
NLT
4 This took place to fulfill the prophecy that said,
MSG
4 This is the full story of what was sketched earlier by the prophet:
CSB
4 This took place so that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled:

Matthew 21:4 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 21:4

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.

Matthew 21:4 In-Context

2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me.
3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”
4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
5 “Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’ ”
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them.

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