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.

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