Matthew 21:1-16; Mark 11:1-19; Luke 19:28-48; John 12:12-19
(New American Standard Bible. Illustrations by Sweet Media.)
1 When they had approached Jerusalem and had come to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Yeshua sent two disciples,
2 saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied there and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to Me.
3 “If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.”
4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
5 “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your king is coming to you, gentle, and mounted on a donkey, even on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden'” (Zechariah 9:9).
6 The disciples went and did just as Yeshua had instructed them,
7 and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their coats on them; and He sat on the coats.
8 Most of the crowd spread their coats in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the road.
9 The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is he who comes in the name of Yehovah; Hosanna in the highest!” (Psalm 118:26).
39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.”
40 But Yeshua answered, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!”
41 When He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it,
42 saying, “If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes.
43 “For the days will come upon you when your enemies will throw up a barricade against you, and surround you and hem you in on every side,
44 and they will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.”
10 When He had entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, “Who is this?”
11 And the crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Yeshua, from Nazareth in Galilee.”
17 So the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, continued to testify about Him.
18 For this reason also the people went and met Him, because they heard that He had performed this sign.
19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are not doing any good; look, the world has gone after Him.”
13 And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer’ (Isaiah 56:7); but you are making it a robbers’ den” (Jeremiah 7:11).
14 And the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.
15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He had done, and the children who were shouting in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they became indignant
16 and said to Him, “Do You hear what these children are saying?” And Yeshua said to them, “Yes; have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise for yourself’?” (Psalm 8:2).
47 And He was teaching daily in the temple; but the chief priests and the scribes and the leading men among the people were trying to destroy Him,
48 and they could not find anything that they might do, for all the people were hanging on to every word He said.