And having said these things, he went on before, going up to Jerusalem.
And it came to pass as he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany at the mountain called [the mount] of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
saying, Go into the village over against [you], in which ye will find, on entering it, a colt tied up, on which no [child] of man ever sat at any time: loose it and lead it [here].
And if any one ask you, Why do ye loose [it]? thus shall ye say to him, Because the Lord has need of it.
And they that were sent, having gone their way, found as he had said to them.
And as they were loosing the colt, its masters said to them, Why loose ye the colt?
And they said, Because the Lord has need of it.
And they led it to Jesus; and having cast their own garments on the colt, they put Jesus on [it].
And as he went, they strewed their clothes in the way.
And as he drew near, already at the descent of the mount of Olives, all the multitude of the disciples began, rejoicing, to praise God with a loud voice for all the works of power which they had seen,
saying, Blessed the King that comes in the name of [the] Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
And some of the Pharisees from the crowd said to him, Teacher, rebuke thy disciples.
And he answering said to them, I say unto you, If these shall be silent, the stones will cry out.
And as he drew near, seeing the city, he wept over it,
saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, even at least in this thy day, the things that are for thy peace: but now they are hid from thine eyes;
for days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall make a palisaded mound about thee, and shall close thee around, and keep thee in on every side,
and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children in thee; and shall not leave in thee a stone upon a stone: because thou knewest not the season of thy visitation.