Mistakes In Matthew?


In Matthew 13:35 he cites a passage a passage from the Old Testament : “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.” He gives this as fulfillment of what was spoken by ‘the prophet.’ But this passage is from Psalm 78. Does he also make a mistake in Matthew 21:5 quoting Zechariah 9:9 when mentions ‘mounted on an ass and on a colt’ Where Zechariah sees them as one and the same. Please explain how these are not mistakes. Thanks.


Scholars often describe the Psalms as being prophetic in view of the many prophecies they contain. In Luke 24:44 Jesus seemed to concur saying, Everything must be fulfilled that is written about Me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms.

In my Bible (NIV) the words of Matt 21:5 and Zechariah 9:9 are identical. The problem could be in the translation you’re using.