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Mark 11:2

    Mark 11:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And said to them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as you be entered into it, you shall find a colt tied, where on never man sat; loose him, and bring him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and saith unto them, Go your way into the village that is over against you: and straightway as ye enter into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon no man ever yet sat; loose him, and bring him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And said to them, Go into the little town opposite: and when you come to it, you will see a young ass with a cord round his neck, on which no man has ever been seated; let him loose, and come back with him.

    Webster's Revision

    and saith unto them, Go your way into the village that is over against you: and straightway as ye enter into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon no man ever yet sat; loose him, and bring him.

    World English Bible

    and said to them, "Go your way into the village that is opposite you. Immediately as you enter into it, you will find a young donkey tied, on which no one has sat. Untie him, and bring him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and saith unto them, Go your way into the village that is over against you: and straightway as ye enter into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon no man ever yet sat; loose him, and bring him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 11:2

    Whereon never man sat - No animal was allowed to be employed in sacred uses, even among the heathen, that had previously been used for any domestic or agricultural purpose; and those which had never been yoked were considered as sacred. See several proofs of this in the note on Numbers 19:2 (note), and add this from Ovid: -

    Bos tibi, Phoebus ait, solis occurret in arvis,

    Nullum passa jugum curvique immunis aratri

    Met. lib. iii. v. 10

    The Delphic oracles this answer give: -

    Behold among the fields a lonely cow,

    Unworn with yokes, unbroken to the plough.