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

  • Insight777
    V16, interesting way Jesus expressed that the praise he was receiving was taught from the Priests. The people in the temple were raised to believe the Son of David would be their Christ. The miracles Jesus preformed were because he is the Son of God, not David. That does not mean the people were correct that Christ is from David but they were correct in seeing Jesus is Christ. Priests want control
  • C
    I have always wondered why Jesus did what he did to the fig tree in Verse 19. I think I saw the answer today in verses 41 and 43. I think it he was illustrating the warning to the Chief Priests, Scribes and others who were exercising their religion to be seen of men and not to be fruitful to God.
  • Insight777
    Jesus was angry over pagan rituals that are lies. Jesus teaches water baptism removes sin and these priests deny that. They preach death removes sin and it does not. Yes, Jesus was angry over the money because the money is the reason this false practice was started. It had nothing to do with removal of sin, it was extortion in the name of God so the priests can gain wealth. Fear made people comply
  • Wayne
    1 Peter 5:6-7, Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you.
  • Librarygal143
    Dear God, you know the requests of my heart as I pray to you. I am not asking for much, just to help my family. I do believe as I pray, and I know I shall receive, in the mighty name of Jesus. Thank you, Heavenly Father, and please bless everyone. Thank you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen.
  • Alfredo bautista
    it brings peace of mine, and a little doubt, but thats god manifests himself through our lord jesus

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