3If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away."4
This took place to fulfill1 what was spoken through the prophet:
"Say to the Daughter of Zion, 'See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.' "a26
The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them.
They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them.
A very large crowd spread their cloaks3 on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, "Hosannab to the Son of David!"4 "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"c5 "Hosannad in the highest!"610
When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, "Who is this?"
The crowds answered, "This is Jesus, the prophet7 from Nazareth in Galilee."
Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying8 and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers9 and the benches of those selling doves.1013"It is written," he said to them, " 'My house will be called a house of prayer,'e11 but you are making it a 'den of robbers.'f "12