AND WHEN they came near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples on ahead,
Saying to them, Go into the village that is opposite you, and at once you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie [them] and bring [them] to Me.
If anyone says anything to you, you shall reply, The Lord needs them, and he will let them go without delay.
This happened that what was spoken by the prophet might be fulfilled, saying,
Say to the Daughter of Zion [inhabitants of Jerusalem], Behold, your King is coming to you, lowly and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey [a beast of burden].
Then the disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them.
They brought the donkey and the colt and laid their coats upon them, and He seated Himself on them [the clothing].
And most of the crowd kept spreading their garments on the road, and others kept cutting branches from the trees and scattering them on the road.
And the crowds that went ahead of Him and those that followed Him kept shouting, Hosanna ( O be propitious, graciously inclined) to the Son of David, [ the Messiah]! Blessed (praised, glorified) is He Who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna (O be favorably disposed) in the highest [heaven]!
And when He entered Jerusalem, all the city became agitated and [trembling with excitement] said, Who is This?
And the crowds replied, This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee.