When they were approaching Jerusalem, at
Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his
disciples and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and
immediately as you enter it, you will find tied there a colt that has
never been ridden; untie it and bring it. If anyone says to you, `Why
are you doing this?’ just say this, `The Lord needs it and will send it
back here immediately.'” They went away and found a colt tied near a
door, outside in the street. As they were untying it, some of the
bystanders said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” They
told them what Jesus had said; and they allowed them to take it. Then
they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat
on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread
leafy branches that they had cut in the fields. Then those who went
ahead and those who followed were shouting,
- Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
- Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David!
- Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
Then he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple.