Matthew 21:1-9 (NIV84)
1As they approached Jerusalem
and came to Bethphage on the Mount of
Olives, Jesus sent two disciples,
2saying to them, "Go to the village
ahead of you, and at once you will find a
donkey tied there, with her colt by her.
Untie them and bring them to me.
3If anyone says anything to you, tell him
that the Lord needs them, and he will
send them right away."
4This took place to fulfill what was
spoken through the prophet:
5"Say to the Daughter of Zion, 'See, your
king comes to you, gentle and riding on
a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a
6The disciples went and did as Jesus
had instructed them.
7They brought the donkey and the colt,
placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus
sat on them.
8A very large crowd spread their cloaks
on the road, while others cut branches
from the trees and spread them on the
9The crowds that went ahead of him and
those that followed shouted, "Hosanna
to the Son of David!" "Blessed is he who
comes in the name of the Lord!"
"Hosanna in the highest!"