Matthew 21:1-11 NLT

1 As Jesus and the disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to the town of Bethphage on the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two of them on ahead.
2 "Go into the village over there," he said, "and you will see a donkey tied there, with its colt beside it. Untie them and bring them here.
3 If anyone asks what you are doing, just say, 'The Lord needs them,' and he will immediately send them."
4 This was done to fulfill the prophecy,
5 "Tell the people of Israel, a 'Look, your King is coming to you. He is humble, riding on a donkey -- even on a donkey's colt.'" b

References for Matthew 21:5

    • Í 21:5 - Greek <I>Tell the daughter of Zion.</I> Isa 62:11.</I>
    • Î 21:5 - Zech 9:9.
      6 The two disciples did as Jesus said.
      7 They brought the animals to him and threw their garments over the colt, and he sat on it. c

      References for Matthew 21:7

        • Ï 21:7 - Greek <I>over them, and he sat on them.</I>
          8 Most of the crowd spread their coats on the road ahead of Jesus, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
          9 He was in the center of the procession, and the crowds all around him were shouting, "Praise God d for the Son of David! Bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Praise God in highest heaven!" e

          References for Matthew 21:9

            • Ð 21:9 - Greek <I>Hosanna,</I> an exclamation of praise that literally means "save now"; also in 21:9b, 15.
            • Ñ 21:9 - Pss 118:25-26; 148:1.
              10 The entire city of Jerusalem was stirred as he entered. "Who is this?" they asked.
              11 And the crowds replied, "It's Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee."