1Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to 2the Mount of Olives, then Jesus 3sent two disciples,
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saying to them, "Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me.
If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, 'The Lord needs them,' and he will send them at once."
This took place 4to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying,
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5"Say to the daughter of Zion, 'Behold, your king is coming to you, 6humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.'"
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The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them.
They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them.
Most of the crowd 7spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
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And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, 8"Hosanna to 9the Son of David! 10Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna 11in the highest!"
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And 12when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, "Who is this?"
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And the crowds said, "This is 13the prophet Jesus, 14from Nazareth of Galilee."
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