As they all approached Jerusalem, they came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent out two of his disciples.
He said to them, "Go to the village ahead of you. Just as you enter it, you will find a donkey's colt tied there. No one has ever ridden it. Untie it and bring it here.
Someone may ask you, 'Why are you doing this?' If so, say, 'The Lord needs it. But he will send it back here soon.' "
So they left. They found a colt out in the street. It was tied at a doorway. They untied it.
Some people standing there asked, "What are you doing? Why are you untying that colt?"
They answered as Jesus had told them to. So the people let them go.
They brought the colt to Jesus. They threw their coats over it. Then he sat on it.
Many people spread their coats on the road. Others spread branches they had cut in the fields.
Those in front and those in back shouted, "Hosanna!" "Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!" (Psalm 118:25,26)
"Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!" "Hosanna in the highest heaven!"
Jesus entered Jerusalem and went to the temple. He looked around at everything. But it was already late. So he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.