7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.
7 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on.
7 They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them.
7 They led the donkey and colt out, laid some of their clothes on them, and Jesus mounted.
7 They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them.
7 They brought the donkey and the colt to him and threw their garments over the colt, and he sat on it.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Matthew 21:7
Commentary on Matthew 21:1-11
(Read Matthew 21:1-11)
This coming of Christ was described by the prophet Zechariah, Zechariah 9:9. When Christ would appear in his glory, it is in his meekness, not in his majesty, in mercy to work salvation. As meekness and outward poverty were fully seen in Zion's King, and marked his triumphal entrance to Jerusalem, how wrong covetousness, ambition, and the pride of life must be in Zion's citizens! They brought the ass, but Jesus did not use it without the owner's consent. The trappings were such as came to hand. We must not think the clothes on our backs too dear to part with for the service of Christ. The chief priests and the elders afterwards joined with the multitude that abused him upon the cross; but none of them joined the multitude that did him honour. Those that take Christ for their King, must lay their all under his feet. Hosanna signifies, Save now, we beseech thee! Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord! But of how little value is the applause of the people! The changing multitude join the cry of the day, whether it be Hosanna, or Crucify him. Multitudes often seem to approve the gospel, but few become consistent disciples. When Jesus was come into Jerusalem all the city was moved; some perhaps were moved with joy, who waited for the Consolation of Israel; others, of the Pharisees, were moved with envy. So various are the motions in the minds of men upon the approach of Christ's kingdom.