This reprimand of Jesus to his disciples is unique to Mark, who returned to his favorite theme of failure to see and hear correctly. Mark said that Jesus asked them if they did not have eyes to see (ὀφθαλμοὺς ἔχοντες οὐ βλέπετε) or any ears to hear (καὶ ὦτα ἔχοντες οὐκ ἀκούετε)? Did they not remember (καὶ οὐ μνημονεύετε) what he had done and said? Jesus was upset at their lack of understanding of what was going on.
This last judgment section is unique to Matthew. The Son of Man theme was a favorite theme for Matthew as well as the Old Testament prophet Daniel, especially chapter 7:13-14, where it might have been messianic also. Daniel said that the Son of Man would be given dominion, glory, and kingship over all people, nations, and languages. Everyone would serve him, since his kingdom would last forever, and never be destroyed. Jesus said that the Son of Man would come in his glory or splendor (Ὅταν δὲ ἔλθῃ ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἐν τῇ δόξῃ αὐτοῦ), with all his angels (καὶ πάντες οἱ ἄγγελοι μετ’ αὐτοῦ), seated on the throne of his glory or splendor (τότε καθίσει ἐπὶ θρόνου δόξης αὐτοῦ). The Son of Man was a clear reference to the return of Jesus himself.
Only Matthew has these remarks about what happened to Jesus as he entered the city of Jerusalem (καὶ εἰσελθόντος αὐτοῦ εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα). Matthew said that the whole city was in turmoil or stirred up wondering (ἐσείσθη πᾶσα ἡ πόλις) who was this man entering the city (Τίς ἐστιν οὗτος). The crowds (οἱ δὲ ὄχλοι), a favorite theme of Matthew, said that this was the prophet Jesus (ἔλεγον Οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ προφήτης Ἰησοῦς), from Nazareth in Galilee (ὁ ἀπὸ Ναζαρὲθ τῆς Γαλιλαίας). How the crowds could speak with one voice was not explained. However, there was no messianic overtone here, but merely Jesus as a northern prophet. Also note that the emphasis was on Jesus from Galilee, the north, rather than a Judean or a southerner.