1WHEN THEY were getting near to Jerusalem, to Bethpage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, He sent ahead two of His disciples

2And instructed them, Go into the village in front of you, and as soon as you enter it, you will find a colt tied, which has never been ridden by anyone; unfasten it and bring it [here].

3If anyone asks you, Why are you doing this? answer, The Lord needs it, and He will send it back here presently.

4So they went away and found a colt tied at the door out in the [winding] open street, and they loosed it.

5And some who were standing there said to them, What are you doing, untying the colt?

6And they replied as Jesus had directed them, and they allowed them to go.

7And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their outer garments upon it, and He sat on it.

8And many [of the people] spread their garments on the road, and others [scattered a layer of] leafy branches which they had cut from the fields.

9And those who went before and those who followed cried out [[a]with a cry of happiness], Hosanna! [Be graciously inclined and propitious to Him!] Praised and blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord!(A)

10Praised and blessed in the name of the Lord is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna (O save us) in the highest [heaven]!