Bible: Luke 19:28-48

The Triumphal Entry

19:28 After Jesus 1  had said this, he continued on ahead, 2  going up to Jerusalem. 3  19:29 Now 4  when he approached Bethphage 5  and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, 6  he sent two of the disciples, 19:30 telling them, 7  “Go to the village ahead of you. 8  When 9  you enter it, you will find a colt tied there that has never been ridden. 10  Untie it and bring it here. 19:31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ just say, ‘The Lord needs 11  it.’ 19:32 So those who were sent ahead found 12  it exactly 13  as he had told them. 19:33 As 14  they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, 15 Why are you untying that colt? 19:34 They replied, “The Lord needs it.” 19:35 Then 16  they brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks 17  on the colt, 18  and had Jesus get on 19  it. 19:36 As 20  he rode along, they 21  spread their cloaks on the road. 19:37 As he approached the road leading down from 22  the Mount of Olives, 23  the whole crowd of his 24  disciples began to rejoice 25  and praise 26  God with a loud voice for all the mighty works 27  they had seen: 28  19:38 Blessed is the king 29  who comes in the name of the Lord! 30  Peace in heaven and glory in the highest! 19:39 But 31  some of the Pharisees 32  in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 33  19:40 He answered, 34 I tell you, if they 35  keep silent, the very stones 36  will cry out!

Jesus Weeps for Jerusalem under Judgment

19:41 Now 37  when Jesus 38  approached 39  and saw the city, he wept over it, 19:42 saying, “If you had only known on this day, 40  even you, the things that make for peace! 41  But now they are hidden 42  from your eyes. 19:43 For the days will come upon you when your enemies will build 43  an embankment 44  against you and surround you and close in on you from every side. 19:44 They will demolish you 45 you and your children within your walls 46  – and they will not leave within you one stone 47  on top of another, 48  because you did not recognize the time of your visitation from God.” 49 

Cleansing the Temple

19:45 Then 50  Jesus 51  entered the temple courts 52  and began to drive out those who were selling things there, 53  19:46 saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house will be a house of prayer,’ 54  but you have turned it into a den 55  of robbers! 56 

19:47 Jesus 57  was teaching daily in the temple courts. The chief priests and the experts in the law 58  and the prominent leaders among the people were seeking to assassinate 59  him, 19:48 but 60  they could not find a way to do it, 61  for all the people hung on his words. 62 

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