10.3 Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

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Sep 7 10.3 As they approached Jerusalem, they came to Bethphage and Bethany at Mount Olives. Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village opposite. On entering, you will find an ass and an unbroken colt tied there. Bring them here, and if anyone asks, Why are you doing this? tell him, The Lord needs them and will return them soon.” They went and found the colt tied at the gate on open street as Jesus said. As they untied it, the owners standing by asked, “Why are you untying the colt?” They  answered, The Lord needs it,” and were allowed to go. Then they  brought the colt to Jesus, spread their garments on it and Jesus mounted it.

Sep 8 Also many spread their clothes and leafy branches on the way as he passed. The next day, the large crowd at the feast heard Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David!1 Blessed2 is He who comes in the Lords name, Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David, Hosanna in the highest.” Jesus found the colt and sat on it, as the scripture says, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; see, your king comes meek, sitting on a donkeys colt.” (Until Jesus was glorified His disciples didnt recognize this prophecy about him or how they helped fulfill it).

Sep 9 The crowd having been with Jesus since he raised Lazarus from the dead, spread the news and many people came out. So the Pharisees said to one another, “We are getting nowhere. The whole world has gone after him.” When he came to the descent from Mount Olives, the entire procession began to shout with joyful praises for all the miracles they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the king who comes in the Lords name. Peace and glory in the highest heaven!” Some Pharisees there said, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”

Jesus replied, “If they become silent, the stones3 will cry out!” As he approached Jerusalem, he wept over it, saying, “If only you had known this day the things of peace now hidden from your sight! The time is coming when your enemies will rise up, surround and hem you in on all sides. They will destroy you and your children and wont leave one stone on top of another, because you didnt know this time when God visited you.”

Sep 10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the city was stirred, asking, “Who is this?” The crowd replied, “The prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee. The blind and the lame came to him and he healed them all.4 But the chief priests and scribes, seeing these miracles, and hearing the children praising him, “Hosanna to the son of David” were angry, and said to Jesus, “Do you hear what they are saying?”

Sep 11 Jesus replied, “Yes, havent you read: Out of the mouths of children and infants You have perfected     praise?” He left them and went to live in Bethany.