The next day the large crowd that had come for the Feast heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem.
So they took branches from palm trees and went out to meet him. They shouted, "Hosanna! " "Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!" (Psalm 118:25,26) "Blessed is the King of Israel!"
Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it. This is just as it is written in Scripture. It says,
"City of Zion, do not be afraid. See, your king is coming. He is sitting on a donkey's colt." (Zechariah 9:9)
At first, Jesus' disciples did not understand all this. They realized it only after he had received glory. Then they realized that these things had been written about him. They realized that the people had done these things to him.
A crowd had been with Jesus when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead. So they continued to tell everyone about what had happened.
Many people went out to meet him. They had heard that he had done this miraculous sign.
So the Pharisees said to one another, "This isn't getting us anywhere. Look how the whole world is following him!"