III. The Preparation of the Slave-Savior
for His Redemptive Service
A. Entering into Jerusalem
and Lodging in Bethany
1 1And when they drew near to aJerusalem, at bBethphage and cBethany, at the dMount of Olives, He esent two of His disciples,
2 And said to them, Go into the village opposite you, and aimmediately upon entering into it, you will 1find a colt tied, on which bno man has yet sat; untie it and bring it.
3 And if anyone says to you, Why are you doing this? say, The Lord has need of it and will immediately send it here again.
4 And they went away and found a colt tied by a door, outside on the street, and they untied it.
5 And some of the ones standing there said to them, What are you doing untying the colt?
6 And they spoke to them even as Jesus had said. And they let them do it.
7 And they brought the 1acolt to Jesus and threw their 2bgarments on it, and He sat on it.
8 And many spread their garments in the road, and others spread 1layers of 2branches full of 3tender leaves, having cut them out of the fields.
9 And those who went before and those who followed cried out, Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the aname of the Lord!
10 Blessed is the coming akingdom of our father bDavid! Hosanna in the chighest!
11 And He entered into aJerusalem, into the temple; and when He had looked around at all things, since the hour was already late, He went bout to cBethany with the twelve.