The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
28 After He had said these things , He was going on ahead , going up to Jerusalem . 29 When He approached Bethphage and Bethany , near the mount that is called Olivet , He sent two of the disciples , 30 saying , "Go into the village ahead of you; there , as you enter , you will find a colt tied on which no one e yet has ever sat ; untie it and bring it here. 31 "If anyone asks you, 'Why e are you untying it?' you shall say , 'The Lord has need of it.' " 32 So those who were sent went away and found it just as He had told them. 33 As they were untying the colt , its owners said to them, "Why are you untying the colt ?" 34 They said , "The Lord has need of it." 35 They brought it to Jesus , and they threw their coats on the colt and put Jesus on it. 36 As He was going , they were spreading their coats on the road . 37 As soon as He was approaching , near the descent of the Mount of Olives , the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen , 38 shouting : " BLESSED IS THE KING WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE Lord ; Peace in heaven and glory in the highest !" 39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, "Teacher , rebuke Your disciples ." 40 But Jesus 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 e you did not recognize the time of your visitation ."
The Cleansing of the Temple
45 Jesus entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling , 46 saying to them, "It is written , ' AND MY HOUSE SHALL BE A HOUSE OF PRAYER ,' but you have made it a ROBBERS' DEN ." 47 And He was teaching daily e 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.