And having said these things, he went on before, going up to Jerusalem.
And it came to pass, as he came nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, unto the mount called of the Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
having said, Go away to the village over-against, in which, entering into, ye shall find a colt bound, on which no one of men did ever sit, having loosed it, bring [it];
and if any one doth question you, Wherefore do ye loose [it]? thus ye shall say to him -- The Lord hath need of it.'
And those sent, having gone away, found according as he said to them,
and while they are loosing the colt, its owners said unto them, `Why loose ye the colt?'
and they said, `The Lord hath need of it;'
and they brought it unto Jesus, and having cast their garments upon the colt, they did set Jesus upon it.
And as he is going, they were spreading their garments in the way,
and as he is coming nigh now, at the descent of the mount of the Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began rejoicing to praise God with a great voice for all the mighty works they had seen,
saying, `blessed [is] he who is coming, a king in the name of the Lord; peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.'
And certain of the Pharisees from the multitude said unto him, `Teacher, rebuke thy disciples;'
and he answering said to them, `I say to you, that, if these shall be silent, the stones will cry out!'
And when he came nigh, having seen the city, he wept over it,
saying -- `If thou didst know, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things for thy peace; but now they were hid from thine eyes.
`Because days shall come upon thee, and thine enemies shall cast around thee a rampart, and compass thee round, and press thee on every side,
and lay thee low, and thy children within thee, and they shall not leave in thee a stone upon a stone, because thou didst not know the time of thy inspection.'