Matthew 21:1-7 NIV

The Triumphal Entry

21:1-9pp -- Mk 11:1-10; Lk 19:29-38 21:4-9pp -- Jn 12:12-15

1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives,1 Jesus sent two disciples,

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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, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away."
4 This took place to fulfill2 what was spoken through the prophet:

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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.' "a3

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6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them.
7 They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them.