NKJVNew King James Version
28When He had said this, #Mark 10:32He went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29#Matt. 21:1; Mark 11:1And it came to pass, when He drew near to Bethphage and #Matt. 26:6; John 12:1Bethany, at the mountain called #John 8:1; Acts 1:12Olivet, that He sent two of His disciples, 30saying, “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. 31And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’ ”
32So those who were sent went their way and found it just #Luke 22:13as He had said to them. 33But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, “Why are you loosing the colt?”
34And they said, “The Lord has need of him.” 35Then they brought him to Jesus. #2 Kin. 9:13; Matt. 21:7; Mark 11:7And they threw their own clothes on the colt, and they set Jesus on him. 36And as He went, many spread their clothes on the road.
37Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to #Luke 13:17; 18:43rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, 38saying:
#Ps. 118:26; Luke 13:35“ ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!’
#Luke 2:14; (Eph. 2:14)Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
39And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.”
40But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, #Hab. 2:11the stones would immediately cry out.”
Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem
41Now as He drew near, He saw the city and #Is. 53:3; John 11:35wept over it, 42saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this #Ps. 95:7, 8; Heb. 3:13your day, the things that #(Luke 1:77–79; Acts 10:36)make for your #(Rom. 5:1)peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43For days will come upon you when your enemies will #Is. 29:3, 4; Jer. 6:3, 6; Luke 21:20build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, 44#1 Kin. 9:7, 8; Mic. 3:12and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and #Matt. 24:2; Mark 13:2; Luke 21:6they will not leave in you one stone upon another, #(Dan. 9:24; Luke 1:68, 78; 1 Pet. 2:12)because you did not know the time of your visitation.”
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