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

 
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1 And when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Beth'phage, to the Mount of Olives, then 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 opposite you, and immediately you will find an ass 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 any one says anything to you, you shall say, 'The Lord has need of 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 fulfil what was spoken by the prophet, saying, 4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
5 "Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on an ass, and on a colt, the foal of an ass." 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 ass and the colt, and put their garments on them, and he sat thereon. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them.
8 Most of the crowd spread their garments 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 And the crowds that went before him and that followed him shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!" 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 And when he entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, "Who is this?" 10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, "Who is this?"
11 And the crowds said, "This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee." 11 The crowds answered, "This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee."