They went on their way and found everything just as Jesus had told them.
As they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, "Why are you untying it?"
"The Master needs it," they answered,
and they took the colt to Jesus. Then they threw their cloaks over the animal and helped Jesus get on.
As he rode on, people spread their cloaks on the road.
When he came near Jerusalem, at the place where the road went down the Mount of Olives, the large crowd of his disciples began to thank God and praise him in loud voices for all the great things that they had seen:
"God bless the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory to God!" 1
Then some of the Pharisees in the crowd spoke to Jesus. "Teacher," they said, "command your disciples to be quiet!"
Jesus answered, "I tell you that if they keep quiet, the stones themselves will start shouting."
He came closer to the city, and when he saw it, he wept over it,
saying, "If you only knew today what is needed for peace! But now you cannot see it!