Hosanna in the Highest!

Matthew 21:9  

Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ Hosanna in the highest!”

Hosanna in the highest! Matthew 21:9As Jesus Christ and His disciples drew near Jerusalem not long before His crucifixion, He sent two disciples to borrow a donkey and her colt. He told them exactly where to find them, and prophesied that the owner would be happy to loan them (Matthew 21:1-7). This fulfilled the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9.

A great multitude of followers “spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road” that He was taking into Jerusalem (verse 8).

“The scene was a royal procession (see 2 Kin. 9:13). Prior to this time, the Lord Jesus had steadfastly avoided such a display (8:4; 9:30; 12:16; 17:9). Now He was publicly presenting Himself to Israel as the nation’s Messiah and King” (Nelson’s NKJV Study Bible, note on Matthew 21:8).

Hosanna “literally means ‘save now’ (as in Ps. 118:25), but it was used as an exclamation of joyous praise” as the people quoted from the messianic passage in Psalm 118:26 (Nelson’s, note on Matthew 21:9).

Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah and King. Read more about this in the article “King of Kings and Lord of Lords.”

Tomorrow on the Daily Bible Verse Blog: “Wedding Garment” (Matthew 22:11).

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