As they came near to Jerusalem, about Bethphage and Bethany, by the mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, and said to them: go to yonder village that faces you, and upon your entrance into it, you will find a colt tied, that never was yet backed; loose him, and bring him to me. if any one should ask you, why you do so? tell him, the Lord has occasion for it, and immediately he will send it hither. read more.
accordingly they went, and finding the colt tied before a door, where two ways met, they untied it. upon which some people there said to them, what do you mean by untying the colt? and they answered as Jesus had directed, so they let them go. then they brought the colt to Jesus, and throwing their garments upon it, he mounted thereon. many spread their clothes in the way, others lopt down the branches of trees to strew them in the road. the crowd that march'd before and behind crying out, Hosanna, blessed be he that comes in the name of the Lord; blessed be the kingdom of our father David, which is now come, Hosanna in the highest heavens. Jesus having made his entrance into Jerusalem, went into the temple, and after he had survey'd the whole, it being then late, he departed with the twelve to Bethany.
When they drew nigh to Jerusalem, and were come to Bepthphage, to the mount of Olives, Jesus dispatched two disciples, saying, go to yonder village, and you will immediately find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them to me. if any man oppose you, say, the Lord wants them; and then he will send them. read more.
all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, " tell ye the daughter of Sion, behold, thy king cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting on an ass, even a colt, the fole of an ass." and the disciples went, and having done as Jesus commanded them, they brought the ass with the colt, threw their clothes on them, and mounted him thereon: abundance of people spread their garments upon the ground; others lop'd down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way: while the crowd that were marching before, and behind, cried out, "Hosanna to the son of David: blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, Hosanna, Hosanna." and when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was in an uproar, saying, who is this? and the crowd said, 'tis Jesus the prophet of Nazareth in Galilee.
when he was advanc'd near Bethphage, and Bethany, to the mountain call'd the Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, go to the village opposite to you: at your entrance there, you will find a colt ty'd, that was never yet back'd: untie it and bring it here. if any one should ask you, why you untie it, let this be your answer, because the Lord has occasion for it. read more.
Accordingly the messengers went, and found the colt, as Jesus had told them. as they were untying the colt, the owners said, why do you untie the colt? they answer'd, because the Lord has occasion for it. so they brought it to Jesus. and throwing their garments upon the colt, they mounted Jesus thereon. and all the way, as he marched, they strewed with their clothes. Just as he advanc'd to the declivity of the mountain of Olives, the whole troop of disciples began to express their joy in loud acclamations, praising God, for the many miracles they had seen. "blessed be he, said they, whom the Lord hath sent to be our king. prosperity from heaven, and glory from the most high." upon this some of the Pharisees, who were in the crowd, said to him, master, rebuke your disciples. but he answer'd them, if they should be silent, the stones would exclaim. as he drew nigh, he beheld the city, and bewail'd its fate, in these words, "O that thou hadst consider'd, at least in this very day, the opportunity you had of being happy! but now alas! it is vanish'd from your eyes." for the time will shortly come, when your enemies shall open their trenches before thee, hem you in, and closely besiege you: they will level you to the ground, extirpate your inhabitants, and bury your buildings in ruins: because you have not consider'd the overtures I made you.
The next day, a crowd of people that were come to the feast, hearing that Jesus was on the road to Jerusalem, took branches of palm-trees, and went to meet him, crying, "Hosanna, blessed is the king of Israel that comes in the name of the Lord." now Jesus was riding upon a young ass, which he got by the way; as it is written, read more.
"fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy king comes sitting on an ass's colt." this passage his disciples did not understand at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, they remembred how they had mounted him, and perceiv'd that those words related to him. the people that were present testified, that he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead. and it was upon the rumour of this miracle, that the people crowded to him. the Pharisees therefore said among themselves, don't you perceive we lose ground? you see what a world of followers attend him.