when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem.
2 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany,
at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
3 Saying unto them, Go into the village
over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with
her: whereon never man sat; loose them, and bring them unto me.
if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and
straightway he will send them.
5 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was
spoken by the prophet, saying,
6 Tell ye the daughter of
Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a
colt the foal of an ass. [
The first binding according to Gen 49:11, fulfilling the words of Israel, the son of Isaac whose father was Abraham, saying unto the house of Judah his fourth son
7 And the disciples went, and did as Joshua commanded
8 And they that were sent went their way, and found
even as he had said unto them. and found the colt tied by the door without in a
place where two ways met;
9 And as they were loosing the
colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?
they said unto them even as Joshua had commanded: that The Lord hath need of
them and they let them go.
11 And they brought the ass and
the colt to Joshua and they cast their garments upon the ass, and they set
12 And as he went, they spread their
clothes in the way.
13 And when he was come nigh, even now
at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples
began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that
they had seen;
14 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh
in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
15 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him,
Master, rebuke thy disciples.
16 And he answered and said
unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately
17 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over
18 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which
belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about
thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,
shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they
shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the
time of thy visitation.
21 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved,
saying, Who is this?
22 And the multitude said, This is
Joshua the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. He entered into the temple: and when
he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he
went out unto Bethany with the twelve.