The Bible in Its Traditions

Matthew 21:1–4

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Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethsphage, towards the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,

And when they had drawn near to Jerusalem, and had arrived at Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,

WHEN he came near to Jerusalem, he came to Bethphage on the side of the Mount of Olives. Jesus then sent two of his disciples,

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saying to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied up, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me.

saying unto them, Go into the village that is over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose [them], and bring [them] unto me.

And he said to them, Go to that village which is in front of you, and straightway you will find an ass which is tied up, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me.

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And if anyone asks you anything, you shall say, 'YHWH has need of them,' and immediately he sends them."

And if any one say aught unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.

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Now all this took place so that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying

All this happened, so that what was said by the prophet, might be fulfilled, who said,