11When they had approachedJerusalem and had come to Bethphage, at 2the Mount of Olives, thenJesussenttwodisciples,
2saying to them, "Go into the villageopposite you, and immediately you will find a donkeytied there and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to Me.3"Ifanyonesaysanything to you, you shall say, 'The Lordhasneed of them,' and immediately he will send them."43Thisatookplace to fulfillwhat was spokenthrough the prophet:
"4SAY TO THE DAUGHTER OF ZION, 'BEHOLD YOUR KING IS COMING TO YOU, GENTLE, AND MOUNTED ON A DONKEY, EVEN ON A COLT, THE FOAL OF A BEAST OF BURDEN.' "
The discipleswent and didjust as Jesus had instructed them,
and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their coats on them; and He sat on bthe coats.
8Most of the crowd5spread their coats in the road, and others were cuttingbranches from the trees and spreading them in the road.
The crowdsgoingahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting, "Hosanna to the 6Son of David; 7BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Hosanna8in the highest!"
When He had enteredJerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, "Who is this?"
And the crowds were saying, "This is 9the prophetJesus, from 10Nazareth in Galilee."