Then why didn't you put my money in the bank? When I came back, I could have collected it with interest.'
"Then he said to those standing by, 'Take his money away from him. Give it to the one who has ten times as much.'
" 'Sir,' they said, 'he already has ten times as much!'
"He replied, 'I tell you that everyone who has will be given more. But here is what will happen to anyone who has nothing. Even what he has will be taken away from him.
And what about my enemies who did not want me to be king over them? Bring them here! Kill them in front of me!' "
After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead. He was going up to Jerusalem.
He approached Bethphage and Bethany. The hill there was called the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent out two of his disciples. He said to them,
"Go to the village ahead of you. As soon as you get there, you will find a donkey's colt tied up. No one has ever ridden it. Untie it and bring it here.
Someone may ask you, 'Why are you untying it?' If so, say, 'The Lord needs it.' "
Those who were sent ahead went and found the young donkey. It was there just as Jesus had told them.
They were untying the colt when its owners came. The owners asked them, "Why are you untying the colt?"