Matthew 21:8

“And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way, others cut downe branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Most of the crowd spread their coats in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the road.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the most part of the multitude spread their garments in the way; and others cut branches from the trees, and spread them in the way.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And all the people put their clothing down in the way; and others got branches from the trees, and put them down in the way.
- Basic English Bible

But a very great crowd strewed their own garments on the way, and others kept cutting down branches from the trees and strewing them on the way.
- Darby Bible

And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way.
- Webster's Bible

and most of the crowd kept spreading their garments along the road, while others cut branches from the trees and carpeted the road with them,
- Weymouth Bible

A very great multitude spread their clothes on the road. Others cut branches from the trees, and spread them on the road.
- World English Bible

And ful myche puple strewiden her clothis in the weie; othere kittiden braunchis of trees, and strewiden in the weie.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the very great multitude spread their own garments in the way, and others were cutting branches from the trees, and were strewing in the way,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 21:8


21:8 A great multitude spread their garments in the way - A custom which was usual at the creation of a king, #2Kings 9:13|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 21:8


Mt 21:8 And a very great multitude spread their garments. Vast multitudes were gathered at Jerusalem at the Passover. The Law required the assembling of the Jewish nation. Josephus says that several millions were wont to gather. Among these were thousands of Galileans who had heard of Jesus, seen his miracles, and believed in him as their Messiah King. When the people of Bethlehem, during the war between Turkey and Egypt in 1836, sought the protection of the British consul, they "spread their garments in the way" of his horses, in order to do him honor. Cut down branches from the trees. John says that these were the branches of palm trees (Joh 12:13); rather, the wide, spreading, branch-like leaves of the palm tree, well fitted to form a soft, level carpet. The only branches of the palm tree are its leafy crown.

Discussion for Matthew 21

  • 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.
  • Irene123
    Noel - This comes from O.T. prophecy; Jesus is reminding the people of it; Ps. 118:22; Acts 4:10-11; the one in Acts will clear it up for you.
  • Noel
    Please could you explain in simple terms what verse 42,43 and 44
  • Irene123
    Jesus increases our faith - as we USE it. We all (even when we were sinners) had faith - that the car would start, that the coffee pot would work, that our shoe laces wouldn't break ...............; this is the 'grain' of faith Jesus says will grow into a TREE that the birds can roost in - IF we will use it; faith as a grain of a mustard seed.
  • Seven Trumpets
    Mark 11:10 "Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest." Yeh-Ho-Shannah; I AM [is] Salvation; the people knew that this Jesus is the Son of God, the Anointed Saviour of the world. They knew also that His appearance means the restoration of the kingdom of David over Israel. What they didn't see, was the cross first! The truth cannot fail.

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