Triumphal Entry

28 After He had said these things, He 1was going on ahead, 2going up to Jerusalem.
29 3When He approached Bethphage and 4Bethany, near the mount that is called 5Olivet, He sent two of the disciples,
30 saying, "Go into the village ahead of you; there, as you enter, you will find a colt tied on which no one * yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here.
31 "If anyone asks you, 'Why * are you untying it?' you shall say, 'The Lord has need of it.' "
32 So those who were sent went away and found it just as He had told them.
33 As they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, "Why are you untying the colt?"
34 They said, "The Lord has need of it."
35 They brought it to Jesus, 6and they threw their coats on the colt and put Jesus on it.
36 As He was going, they were spreading their coats on the road.
37 As soon as He was approaching, near the descent of 7the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began to 8praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen,
38 shouting: "9BLESSED IS THE 10KING WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Peace in heaven and 11glory in the highest!"
39 12Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, "Teacher, rebuke Your disciples."
40 But Jesus answered, "I tell you, if these become silent, 13the stones will cry out!"
41 When He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and 14wept over it,
42 saying, "If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes.
43 "For the days will come upon you when your enemies will 15throw up a barricade against you, and 16surround you and hem you in on every side,
44 and they will level you to the ground and your children within you, and 17they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because * you did not recognize 18the time of your visitation."

Traders Driven from the Temple

45 19Jesus entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling,
46 saying to them, "It is written, '20AND MY HOUSE SHALL BE A HOUSE OF PRAYER,' 21but you have made it a ROBBERS' DEN."
47 And 22He was teaching daily * in the temple; but the chief priests and the scribes and the leading men among the people 23were trying to destroy Him,
48 and they could not find anything that they might do, for all the people were hanging on to every word He said.