22"'You wicked servant!' the king roared. 'Hard, am I? If you knew so much about me and how tough I am, 23why didn't you deposit the money in the bank so I could at least get some interest on it?' 24Then turning to the others standing nearby, the king ordered, 'Take the money from this servant, and give it to the one who earned the most.'25"'But, master,' they said, 'that servant has enough already!'26"'Yes,' the king replied, 'but to those who use well what they are given, even more will be given. But from those who are unfaithful, a even what little they have will be taken away. 27And now about these enemies of mine who didn't want me to be their king -- bring them in and execute them right here in my presence.'"28
After telling this story, Jesus went on toward Jerusalem, walking ahead of his disciples.
As they came to the towns of Bethphage and Bethany, on the Mount of Olives, he sent two disciples ahead.
30"Go into that village over there," he told them, "and as you enter it, you will see a colt tied there that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31If anyone asks what you are doing, just say, 'The Lord needs it.'"32
So they went and found the colt, just as Jesus had said.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)