Matthew 21:1-11 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples,
2 saying to them, "Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. 2 saying to them, "Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me.
3 If anyone says anything to you, just say this, "The Lord needs them.' And he will send them immediately. " 3 If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away."
4 This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying, 4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
5 "Tell the daughter of Zion, Look, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey." 5 "Say to the Daughter of Zion, 'See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.' "
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; 6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them.
7 they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them.
8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
9 The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!" 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Hosanna in the highest!"
10 When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, "Who is this?" 10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, "Who is this?"
11 The crowds were saying, "This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee." 11 The crowds answered, "This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee."