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Matthew 21:3

    Matthew 21:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And if any man say ought to you, you shall say, The Lord has need of them; and straightway he will send them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And if anyone says anything to you, you will say, The Lord has need of them; and straight away he will send them.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, 'The Lord needs them,' and immediately he will send them."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Matthew 21:3

    Ought - Any one; any thing.
    Straightway - Immediately.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 21:3

    The Lord (the proprietor of all things) hath need of them - Jesus is continually humbling himself, to show us how odious pride is in the sight of God: but in his humility he is ever giving proofs of his almighty power, that the belief of his divinity may be established.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 21:3

    The Lord hath need of them - This means no more than the "master" has need of them. The word "Lord" often means no more than "master" as opposed to servant, Matthew 10:24; Ephesians 6:5; 1 Peter 3:5-6. The word is sometimes used in the Bible as applied to God, or as a translation of the name Yahweh. Its common use is a mere title of respect given by an inferior to a superior, by a servant to a master, by a disciple to a teacher. As a title of "high respect" it was given to Christ, or the Messiah. The persons to whom these disciples were sent were probably acquainted with the miracles of Jesus and favorably disposed toward him He had attracted great notice in that region, particularly by raising Lazarus from the dead, and most of the people regarded him as the Messiah.