1Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to 2Bethphage and Bethany, at 3the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent 4two of his disciples
and said to them, "Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, 5on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it.
If anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' say, 'The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.'"
And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it.
And some of those standing there said to them, "What are you doing, untying the colt?"
And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go.
And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it.
And many 6spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields.
And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, 7"Hosanna! 8Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is 9the coming 10kingdom of 11our father 12David! 13Hosanna 14in the highest!"
15And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, 16he went out to Bethany with the twelve.