Matthew 21:11

ESV And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.”
NIV The crowds answered, 'This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.'
NASB And the crowds were saying, 'This is Jesus the prophet, from Nazareth in Galilee.'
CSB The crowds were saying, "This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee."
NLT And the crowds replied, 'It’s Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.'
KJV And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

What does Matthew 21:11 mean?

The Christian church celebrates Palm Sunday: the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem as the long-promised king, the Messiah, honored and praised by the Israelites. Clearly, though, nobody understood Jesus' actual purpose for coming to the city. He had not arrived to take the throne of a political kingdom (John 18:6). Rather than arriving on a warhorse (Revelation 19:11–16), Messiah first came to suffer, to die, and to be raised in order to make it possible for all to come to the Father through Him (Matthew 17:22–23; 20:28).

Those who didn't know Jesus asked who He was. Some of those with basic information described Him as a prophet from Nazareth in Galilee. They could not yet fully understand that Jesus was the Son of God, the Savior who would die for their sin. Instead, this group pictured Him as a powerful prophet like those in the Old Testament who did great miracles and delivered messages from God.
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