|Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, |
"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"
|And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:|
|Those who went in front and those who followed were shouting: |
BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD;
|Mark 11:9 |
This was the triumphal entry on Palm Sunday. The crowd recognized Jesus' lordship by repeating a messianic psalm (Ps. 118:25, 26). Hosanna means "save, we pray," or "save now."
Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson's new illustrated Bible commentary (Mk 11:8-11). : T. Nelson Publishers.Did you know?
Jesus' entry into fulfilled the prophecy of Zech. 9:9. In entering by riding on a young donkey, Jesus demonstrated the true nature of His messiahship. Rather than making a royal or military entrance (which would accord with Jewish expectation), He comes peacefully, "having salvation" (Zech. 9:9).
Believer's Study Bible. 1997, c1995. C1991 Criswell Center for Biblical Studies. (electronic ed.) (Mk 11:7). : Thomas Nelson.
When Christ returns in glory to establish His kingdom, He will make a royal military entrance, riding a white horse, not a donkey's colt. (Rev. 19:11).