The Triumphal Entry

1 1As they approached Jerusalem, at Bethphage and 2Bethany, near 3the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples,
2 and said to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, on which no one * yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here.
3 "If anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' you say, 'The Lord has need of it'; and immediately he will send it back here."
4 They went away and found a colt tied at the door, outside in the street; and they untied it.
5 Some of the bystanders * were saying to them, "What are you doing, untying the colt?"
6 They spoke to them just as Jesus had told them, and they gave them permission.
7 4They brought the colt to Jesus and put their coats on it; and He sat on it.
8 And many spread their coats in the road, and others spread leafy branches which they had cut from the fields.
9 Those who went in front and those who followed were shouting: "Hosanna! 5BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD;
10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David; Hosanna 6in the highest!"
11 7Jesus entered Jerusalem and came into the temple; and after looking around at everything, 8He left for Bethany with the twelve, since it was already late.