Mount of Olives c. 189929- When he drew near to Beth’phage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples,

30- saying, “Go into the village opposite, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat; untie it and bring it here.

31- If any one asks you, `Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this, `The Lord has need of it.'”

32- So those who were sent went away and found it as he had told them.

33- And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?”

34- And they said, “The Lord has need of it.”

35- And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their garments on the colt they set Jesus upon it.

36- And as he rode along, they spread their garments on the road.

37- As he was now drawing near, at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen,

38- saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

39- And some of the Pharisees in the multitude said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.”

40- He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”

41- And when he drew near and saw the city he wept over it,

42- saying, “Would that even today you knew the things that make for peace! But now they are hid from your eyes.

43- For the days shall come upon you, when your enemies will cast up a bank about you and surround you, and hem you in on every side,

44- and dash you 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.”

45- And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold,

46- saying to them, “It is written, `My house shall be a house of prayer’; but you have made it a den of robbers.”

47- And he was teaching daily in the temple. The chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people sought to destroy him;

48- but they did not find anything they could do, for all the people hung upon his words.