| Quote #7
This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying, "Tell the daughter of Zion, Look, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey." (NRSV 21:4-5)
All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. (KJV 21:4-5)
This time, Jesus actually sends out some disciples for the precise purpose of fulfilling this prophecy. And even though we're out of Isaiah territory (this one's Zechariah 9:9), Matthew is still referring to Hebrew prophets. Jesus isn't about to say, "Hey, this guy who used to sell me oils once said that this was gonna happen—cool!" No, he's pulling out the big guns here.
| Quote #8
Then was fulfilled what had been spoken through the prophet Jeremiah, 'And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of the one on whom a price had been set, on whom some of the people of Israel had set a price. (NRSV 27:9)
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value. (KJV 27:9)
Whoa. Did Jesus just confuse his prophets? Is that possible? This sounds a lot more like Zechariah (11:12-13) to us. Just sayin'.