Matthew 21:1-11 - The Triumphal Entry
1 When they were near Jerusalem and had come to Bethphage and the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples on ahead, 2 saying to them, "Go to the village that lies in front of you, and you will at once find an ass tied there, and a colt with her. Untie her and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, you are to say, 'The Master needs them'; then he will send them at once."
4 Now this happened in fulfilment of what was said by the prophet,
5 "Tell the daughter of Zion, 'Here is your king coming to you, Gentle, and riding on an ass, And on the foal of a beast of burden.' "
6 So the disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; 7 they brought the ass and the colt, and laid their coats upon them, and Jesus seated himself upon them. 8 And most of the crowd spread their coats in his way, and others cut branches from the trees and scattered them before him. 9 And the crowds that went in front of him and that followed him shouted, "God bless the Son of David! Blessed be he who comes in the Lord's name. God bless him from on high!"
1 When they were getting near Jerusalem, and had come to Bethphage and Bethany near the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples on ahead, 2 and said to them, "Go to the village that lies in front of you, and as soon as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 3 And if anybody says to you, 'Why are you doing that?' say, 'The Master needs it, and will send it back here directly.' "
4 And they set off and found a colt tied in the street at the door of a house, and they untied it. 5 Some of the bystanders said to them, "What are you doing, untying the colt?" 6 But they answered them as Jesus had told them to do, and the men let them take it. 7 So they brought the colt to Jesus, and they threw their coats over it and Jesus mounted it.
8 And many of the people spread their coats in the road, and others cut straw from the fields and scattered it in his path. 9 And those in front and those behind shouted, "God bless him! Blessed be he who comes in the Lord's name! 10 Blessed be the reign of our father David which is coming! God bless him from on high!"
11 And he came into Jerusalem and into the Temple, and looked it all over; then, as it was already late, he went out with the Twelve to Bethany.
28 With these words he went on ahead of them, on his way to Jerusalem. 29 When he was near Bethphage and Bethany by the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples 30 and said to them, "Go to the village that lies in front of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31 And if anyone asks you why you are untying it, you are to say, 'The Master needs it.'
34 And they said, "The Master needs it!" 35 And they brought it to Jesus. And they threw their coats on the colt and mounted Jesus on it. 36 And as he went on, people spread their coats in the road. 37 Just as he was coming down the Mount of Olives and approaching the city, the whole throng of his disciples began to praise God loudly and joyfully, for all the wonders they had seen,
38 and to say, "Blessed is the king who comes in the Lord's name, Peace be in heaven and glory on high!"
39 Some Pharisees in the crowd said to him, "Master, reprove your disciples!"
40 And he answered, "I tell you, if they keep silence, the stones will cry out!"
12 On the following day the crowds that had come up to the festival, hearing that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 got palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, "God bless him! God bless him who comes in the Lord's name! Blessings on the king of Israel!"
16 His disciples did not understand this at the time but after Jesus was glorified they remembered that this was said of him in Scripture and that it had happened to him. 17 The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead was telling about it. 18 That was why the crowd went out to meet him, because they heard that he had showed that sign.
19 So the Pharisees said to one another, "You see, you cannot do anything! The whole world has run after him!"