Matthew 21:4

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

Read Matthew 21:4 Using Other Translations

All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,
This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying,
This took place to fulfill the prophecy that said,

What does Matthew 21:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.

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