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John: 12
12 THE NEXT DAY the great body of pilgrims who had come to the festival, hearing that Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem, 13 took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, 'Hosanna! Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord! God bless the king of Israel!' 14 Jesus found a donkey and mounted it, in accordance with the text of Scripture: 15 'Fear no more, daughter of Zion; see, your king is coming, mounted on an ass's colt.'
16 At the time his disciples did not understand this, but after Jesus had been glorified they remembered that this had been written about him, and that this had happened to him. 17 The people who were present when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead told what they had seen and heard. 18 That is why the crowd went to meet him; they had is heard of this sign that he had performed. 19 The Pharisees said to one another, 'You see you are doing no good at all; why, all the world has gone after him.'
Matthew: 21
1 THEY WERE NOW nearing Jerusalem; and when they reached Bethphage at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples 2 with these instructions: 'Go to the village opposite, where you will at once find a donkey tethered with her foal beside her; untie them, and bring them to me. 3 If anyone speaks to you, say, "Our Master needs them"; and he will let you take them at once.' 4 This was in fulfilment of the prophecy which says, 5 'Tell the daughter of Zion,
"Here is your king,
who comes to you in gentleness,
riding on an ass,
riding on the foal of a beast of burden." ' 6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed, 7 and brought the donkey and her foal; they laid their cloaks on them and Jesus mounted. 8 Crowds of people carpeted the road with their cloaks, and some cut branches from the trees to spread in his path. 9 Then the crowd that went ahead and the others that came behind raised the shout:
'Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the heavens!' 10 When he entered Jerusalem the whole city went wild with excitement. 'Who is this?' people asked,
11 and the crowd replied, 'This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee.'
Mark: 11
1 THEY WERE NOW APPROACHING Jerusalem, and when they reached Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, 2 he sent two of his disciples with these instructions: 'Go to the village opposite, and, just as you enter, you will find tethered there a colt which no one has yet ridden.Untie it and bring it here. 3 If anyone asks, "Why are you doing that?", say, "Our Master needs it, and will send it back here without delay." 4 ' So they went off, and found the colt tethered to a door outside in the street. 5 They were untying it when some of the bystanders asked, 'What are you doing, untying that colt?' 6 They answered as Jesus had told them, and were then allowed to take it. 7 So they brought the colt to Jesus and spread their cloaks on it, and he mounted. 8 And people carpeted the road with their cloaks, while others spread brushwood which they had cut in the fields; 9 and those who went ahead and the others who came behind shouted, 'Hosanna! 10 Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessings on the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the heavens!' 11 He entered Jerusalem and went into the temple, where he looked at the whole scene; but, as it was now late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.
Luke: 19
28 WITH THAT JESUS WENT FORWARD and began the ascent to Jerusalem. 29 As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples with these instructions: 30 'Go to the village opposite; as you enter it you will find tethered there a colt which no one has yet ridden. 31 Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks why you are untying it, say, "Our Master needs it."' 32 The two went on their errand and found it as he had told them; 33 and while they were untying the colt, its owners asked, 'Why are you untying that colt?' 34 They answered, 'The Master needs it.'
35 So they brought the colt to Jesus.

Then they threw their cloaks on the colt, for Jesus to mount, 36 and they carpeted the road with them as he went on his way. 37 And now, as he approached the descent from the Mount of Olives, the whole company of his disciples in their joy began to sing aloud the praises of God for all the things they had seen:
38 'Blessings on him who comes as king in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven, glory in highest heaven!'


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