Palm Sunday: Matthew 21:1-17

Palm Sunday: Matthew 21:1-17

When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the
Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2

saying to them, “Go into the
village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a
colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. 3

If anyone says anything
to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’ And he will send them
immediately.” 4This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through
the prophet, saying, 5

“Tell the daughter of Zion, Look, your king is
coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal
of a donkey.” 6The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them;
they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and
he sat on them. 8A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and
others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9The
crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
“Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the
name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!” 10When he entered
Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” 11The
crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in

12Then Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who were selling and
buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers
and the seats of those who sold doves. 13He said to them, “It is written,
‘My house shall be called a house of prayer’; but you are making it a den
of robbers.” 14The blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he
cured them. 15But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the amazing
things that he did, and heard the children crying out in the temple,
“Hosanna to the Son of David,” they became angry 16and said to him,
“Do you hear what these are saying?” Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you
never read, ‘Out of the mouths of infants and nursing babies you have
prepared praise for yourself’?” 17He left them, went out of the city to
Bethany, and spent the night there.