After saying this, Yeshua went on and began the ascent to Yerushalayim.
As he approached Beit-Pagei and Beit-Anyah, by the Mount of Olives, he sent two talmidim,
instructing them, "Go into the village ahead; on entering it, you will find a colt tied up that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here.
If anyone asks why you are untying it, tell him, `The Lord needs it.'"
Those who were sent went off and found it just as he had told them.
As they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, "Why are you untying the colt?"
and they said, "Because the Lord needs it."
They brought it to Yeshua; and, throwing their robes on the colt, they put Yeshua on it.
As he went along, people carpeted the road with their clothing;
and as he came near Yerushalayim, where the road descends from the Mount of Olives, the entire band of talmidim began to sing and praise God at the top of their voices for all the powerful works they had seen:
"Blessed is the King who is coming in the name of ADONAI!" "Shalom in heaven!" and "Glory in the highest places!"
Some of the P'rushim in the crowd said to him, "Rabbi! Reprimand your talmidim!"
But he answered them, "I tell you that if they keep quiet, the stones will shout!"
When Yeshua had come closer and could see the city, he wept over it,
saying, "If you only knew today what is needed for shalom! But for now it is hidden from your sight.
For the days are coming upon you when your enemies will set up a barricade around you, encircle you, hem you in on every side,
and dash you to the ground, you and your children within your walls, leaving not one stone standing on another -- and all because you did not recognize your opportunity when God offered it!"