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Mark 11:1–11

The Triumphal Entry

1 aAs they * approached Jerusalem, at Bethphage and bBethany, near cthe Mount of Olives, He * sent two of His disciples,

2 and * said to them, Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here.

3 If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ you say,The Lord has need of it’; and immediately he 1will send it back here.”

4 They went away and found a colt tied at the door, outside in the street; and they * untied it.

5 Some of the bystanders were saying to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?”

6 They spoke to them just as Jesus had told them, and they gave them permission.

7 aThey * brought the colt to Jesus and put their coats on it; and He sat on it.

8 And many spread their coats in the road, and others spread leafy branches which they had cut from the fields.

9 Those who went in front and those who followed were shouting:

“Hosanna!

aBlessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord;

10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David;

Hosanna ain the highest!”

11 aJesus entered Jerusalem and came into the temple; and after looking around at everything, bHe left for Bethany with the twelve, since it was already late.

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