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Luke 19:28–44

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Luke 19

28And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
29When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples,
30saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here.
31If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’ ”
32So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them.
33And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?”
34And they said, “The Lord has need of it.”
35And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it.
36And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road.
37As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen,
38saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
39And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.”
40He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”
41And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it,
42saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.
43For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side
44and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”