Mark 11:1-11 NIV

The Triumphal Entry

11:1-10pp -- Mt 21:1-9; Lk 19:29-38 11:7-10pp -- Jn 12:12-15

1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany1 at the Mount of Olives,2 Jesus sent two of his disciples,

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2 saying to them, "Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden.3 Untie it and bring it here.

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3 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you doing this?' tell him, 'The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.' "
4 They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway.4 As they untied it,

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5 some people standing there asked, "What are you doing, untying that colt?"
6 They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go.
7 When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it.
8 Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields.
9 Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, "Hosanna!a " "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"b5

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    • a 11:9 - A Hebrew expression meaning "Save!" which became an exclamation of praise; also in verse 10
    • b 11:9 - Psalm 118:25,26
      10 "Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!" "Hosanna in the highest!"6

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      11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and went to the temple. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.7

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