7And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.
7 Verse 7. And put on them their clothes] Thus acknowledging him
to be their king, for this was a custom observed by the people
when they found that God had appointed a man to the kingdom. When
Jehu sat with the captains of the army, and Elisha the prophet
came, by the order of God, to anoint him king over Israel, as soon
as he came out of the inner chamber into which the prophet had
taken him to anoint him, and they knew what was done, every man
took his garment, and spread it under him on the top of the steps,
and blew the trumpets, saying, "Jehu is king." 2Ki 9:13.
And they set him thereon.] καιεπεκαθισενεπανωαυτων, and
he sat upon them; but instead of επανωαυτων, upon THEM, the
Codex Bezae, seven copies of the Itala, some copies of the
Vulgate, and some others, read επαυτον, upon him, i.e. the
colt. This is most likely to be the true reading; for we can
scarcely suppose that he rode upon both by turns,-this would appear
childish; or that he rode upon both at once, for this would be
absurd. Some say he sat on both; for "the ass that was tied up
was an emblem of the Jews bound under the yoke of the law; and the
colt that had not been tied represented the Gentiles who were
not under the law; and that Jesus Christ's sitting on both
represented his subjecting the Jews and the Gentiles to the sway
of his evangelical sceptre." He who can receive this saying, let
him receive it.