28 When He had said this, sHe went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 tAnd it came to pass, when He drew near to 7Bethphage and uBethany, at the mountain called vOlivet, that He sent two of His disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here. 31 And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’ ”
32 So those who were sent went their way and found it just was He had said to them. 33 But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, “Why are you loosing the colt?”
34 And they said, “The Lord has need of him.” 35 Then they brought him to Jesus. xAnd they threw their own clothes on the colt, and they set Jesus on him. 36 And as He went, many spread their clothes on the road.
37 Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to yrejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, 38 saying:
z“ ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!’
aPeace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
40 But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, bthe stones would immediately cry out.”
41 Now as He drew near, He saw the city and cwept over it, 42 saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this dyour day, the things that emake for your fpeace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 For days will come upon you when your enemies will gbuild an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, 44 hand level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and ithey will not leave in you one stone upon another, jbecause you did not know the time of your visitation.”