Matthew 21:5

“Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Tell yee the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy king commeth vnto thee, meeke, and sitting vpon an Asse, and a colt, the foale of an Asse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"SAY TO THE DAUGHTER OF ZION, 'BEHOLD YOUR KING IS COMING TO YOU, GENTLE, AND MOUNTED ON A DONKEY, EVEN ON A COLT, THE FOAL OF A BEAST OF BURDEN.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, Meek, and riding upon an ass, And upon a colt the foal of an ass.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Say to the daughter of Zion, See, your King comes to you, gentle and seated on an ass, and on a young ass.
- Basic English Bible

Say to the daughter of Zion, Behold thy King cometh to thee, meek, and mounted upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
- Darby Bible

Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh to thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
- Webster's Bible

"Tell the Daughter of Zion, `See, thy King is coming to thee, gentle, and yet mounted on an ass, even on a colt the foal of a beast of burden.'"
- Weymouth Bible

Tell the daughter of Zion, behold, your King comes to you, humble, and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
- World English Bible

thi kyng cometh to thee, meke, sittynge on an asse, and a fole of an asse vnder yok.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Lo, thy king doth come to thee, meek, and mounted on an ass, and a colt, a foal of a beast of burden.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 21:5


21:5 The daughter of Sion - That is, the inhabitants of Jerusalem: the first words of the passage are cited from #Isa 62:11|; the rest from #Zech 9:9|. The ancient Jewish doctors were wont to apply these prophecies to the Messiah. On an ass - The Prince of Peace did not take a horse, a warlike animal. But he will ride on that by and by, #Rev 19:11|. In the patriarchal ages, illustrious persons thought it no disgrace to make use of this animal: but it by no means appears, that this opinion prevailed, or this custom continued, till the reign of Tiberias. Was it a mean attitude wherein our Lord then appeared? Mean even to contempt! I grant it: I glory in it: it is for the comfort of my soul for the honour of his humility, and for the utter confusion of all worldly pomp and grandeur.


Discussion for Matthew 21

  • 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
  • Alex Mattathil
    Today is Palm Sunday! !2017 9.4.2017
    The King is coming to you!!!!!!!! It is the restoration of the kingdom of David which is in Heaven. It means here about gods kingdom. Jesus would come with a reward.May God bless you!
    I would pray for you all ! Your Alex Mattathil
  • Irene123
    V. 22- song, "Just have a little Talk With Jesus, tell Him all about our troubles, He will hear you when you cry, He will answer by 'n by ...............; I love that chorus. A visiting Pastor, Jerry Jones, sang this part of it during his message one Sunday a couple months ago. Every time I think of the song, I hear him singing it. What a great Pastor/author he is.
  • Irene123
    V.44 - we are to 'fall' on Jesus and be broken; we are to spiritually fall at an altar of repentance and our will be broken so His will (spirit) can live in us.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Jesus was winding down His mission on earth and He gave the people some tough lessons we today should learn. Two of these are: never desecrate the House of God and we should not "fall on this stone and be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder" We should lean on Christ and have broken and contrite heart. Failing which hell beckons.

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