Matthew 21:4

“All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Prophet, saying,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now this is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now this took place so that these words of the prophet might come true,
- Basic English Bible

But all this came to pass, that that might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying,
- Darby Bible

All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,
- Webster's Bible

This took place in order that the Prophet's prediction might be fulfilled:
- Weymouth Bible

All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying,
- World English Bible

Al this was doon, that that thing schulde be fulfillid, that was seid bi the prophete, seiynge, Seie ye to the douyter of Syon, Lo!
- Wycliffe Bible

And all this came to pass, that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through the prophet, saying,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 21:4


Mt 21:4,5 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet. See Isa 62:11 Zec 9:9. The prophet here describes him as riding upon one of the humblest of animals, and in the fulfillment we find, (1) that the animal was borrowed; (2) that he rode without a saddle on borrowed garments; (3) that it was a colt on which no man had ever before rode. Only animals hitherto unused were regarded fit for sacred uses. See Nu 19:2 De 21:3 1Sa 6:7. This is the only instance reported in which the Lord ever rode on any animal.

Discussion for Matthew 21

  • Pat H.
    The symbol of Baptism we confess all of our sins to the Father and we are baptised with water that we have been washed in the blood of Jesus and have been cleansed so when we arise from the baptism we walk with Jesus in our hearts as well as in our actions. Baptism alone does not save you; but our faith in Jesus can!
  • A disciple
    Pam; The reason for repentance from dead works, is to serve the LORD by good works and bear good fruit unto God! If you read the story of the beginning you will see that the human species was alienated and made unfit for God because of sin. So God announced Christ must come to undo the works of the devil and reconcile us to God. If we don't produce good fruit we will be cut down as worthless!
  • Pam barnwell
    It's the blood that's merits. us into heaven, we cannot live good enough, good morel people still has to be saved by the blood of Christ. If we could get there on works, we would still be under law and Christ wouldn't had to die.
  • A disciple
    Lou; are you saying then, that we should just dismiss everything the LORD said about being wise and doing what He says? And what about ALL the writings of the Apostles and Prophets, who spoke in the Name of the LORD, condemning the wicked for NOT keeping God's commandments? Do you think God is afraid that we might think we can save ourselves if we obey Him? "IF YOU LOVE ME, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS."
  • A disciple
    Lou; Shouldn't your faith be seen in a real conversion and new course in life; and the effect of His saving grace be reflected in your new manner of life? Jesus said many, many times; that if we didn't DO whatsoever He says, and we don't bear fruit; that we would be cut off and die, and NOT be permitted to enter into His kingdom. We keep His commandments and do what He says because we love Him!
  • Lou
    Ricky, and Disciple, you have understanding. There is one thing required for salvation, as stated in John 3:16. We should dismiss any idea that our actions have any part in our salvation, nothing we do is good enough that it should add to what Jesus did. We cannot "help" Christ to save us, we are capable of believing, and the Word builds up our believing (faith)...Jesus is The Living Word of God.

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