d. A Warm Welcome to the Meek King
1 aAnd when they 1drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage at the Mount of bOlives, then Jesus sent two disciples,
2 Saying to them, Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will 1find a donkey tied and a colt with her; untie them and lead them to Me.
3 And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, The 1Lord has need of them; 2and immediately he will send them.
4 aNow this took place in order that what was spoken through the prophet might be bfulfilled, saying,
5 a"Say to the 1daughter of Zion, Behold, your King is coming to you, bmeek and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, a 2foal of a beast of burden.''
6 And the disciples went and did as Jesus directed them,
7 And led the donkey and the colt. And they put their 1garments on them, and He sat upon them.
8 And most of the crowd spread their own agarments in the road, and others cut 1bbranches from the trees and spread them in the road.
9 And the crowds who went before Him and those who followed cried out, saying, 1Hosanna to the 2aSon of David! bBlessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the chighest!
10 And when He aentered into Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, Who is this?
11 And the crowds said, This is the aprophet Jesus from bNazareth of Galilee.