Mark 11:1–11

The Triumphal Entry

11 And when they came near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village before you, and right away as you* enter into it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it.* And if anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ saya ‘The Lord has need of it, and will send it here again at once.’ ” And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. And some of those who were standing there said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” So they told them, just as Jesus had said, and they allowed them to take it.b And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, and he sat on it. And many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread* leafy branches they* had cut from the fields. And those who went ahead and those who were following were shouting,


Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!c

10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!

Hosanna in the highest heaven!”*

11 And he went into Jerusalem to the temple, and after* looking around at everything, because* the hour was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

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