"Blessed is the King," they cried, "who comes in the name of the Lord: in Heaven peace, and glory in the highest realms."
Thereupon some of the Pharisees in the crowd appealed to Him, saying, "Rabbi, reprove your disciples."
"I tell you," He replied, "that if *they* became silent, the very stones would cry out."
When He came into full view of the city, He wept aloud over it, and exclaimed,
"O that at this time thou hadst known--yes even thou--what makes peace possible! But now it is hid from thine eyes.
For the time is coming upon thee when thy foes will throw up around thee earthworks and a wall, investing thee and hemming thee in on every side.
And they will dash thee to the ground and thy children within thee, and will not leave one stone upon another within thee; because thou hast not recognized the time of thy visitation."
Then Jesus entered the Temple and proceeded to drive out the dealers.
"It is written," He said, "`And My house shall be the House of Prayer,' but you have made it a robbers' cave."
And day after day He taught in the Temple, while the High Priests and the Scribes were devising some means of destroying Him, as were also the leading men of the people.
But they could not find any way of doing it, for the people all hung upon His lips.