John 12:12-13

Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King

12 The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem.
13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna![a] ” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[b]“Blessed is the king of Israel!”

John 12:12-13 In-Context

10 So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well,
11 for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and believing in him.
12 The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem.
13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! ” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”“Blessed is the king of Israel!”
14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written:
15 “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.”

Cross References 3

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. A Hebrew expression meaning “Save!” which became an exclamation of praise
  • [b]. Psalm 118:25,26