And when Jesus had thus spoken, He went ahead, ascending up to Jerusalem.
And it came to pass, when He had come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples,
saying, "Go ye into the village opposite you, in which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat. Loose him and bring him hither.
And if any man ask you, `Why do ye loose him?' thus shall ye say unto him, `Because the Lord hath need of him.'"
And those who were sent went their way and found even as He had said unto them.
And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, "Why loose ye the colt?"
And they said, "The Lord hath need of him."
And they brought him to Jesus, and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.
And as He went, they spread their clothes along the way.
And when He had come nigh, even now at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen,
saying, "Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"
And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto Him, "Master, rebuke thy disciples."
And He answered and said unto them, "I tell you that if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out."
And when He had come near, He beheld the city and wept over it,
saying, "If thou had known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which must be for thy peace! But now they are hid from thine eyes.
For the days shall come upon thee that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee around, and keep thee in on every side.
And they shall lay thee even with the ground and thy children within thee; and they shalt not leave in thee one stone upon another, because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation."