(harmonized from the following passages: Matthew 21:1–11; Mark 11:1–11; Luke 19:28–44; John 12:12–19)
As He approached Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, He sent two of the disciples and said, “Go into the village ahead of you. As you enter it, you will find a young donkey tied there, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it here [you will find a donkey tied there, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to Me]. And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ say this: ‘The Lord needs it’ [them] [The Lord needs it and will send it back here right away].”
So they went and found a young donkey outside in the street, tied by a door. They untied it. As they were untying the young donkey, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the donkey?” Then they answered them just as Jesus had said, so they let them go. 7And they brought the donkey [the donkey and the colt] to Jesus and threw their robes on it, and He sat on it.
This took place so that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled: “Tell the Daughter of Zion, ‘See, your King is coming to you, gentle, and mounted on a donkey, even on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’” His disciples did not understand these things at first. However when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about Him and that they had done these things to Him.
As He was going along, many people spread their robes on the road, and others spread leafy branches [palm branches] cut from the fields. Now He came near the path down the Mount of Olives, and the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles they had seen: “Blessed is the King [Blessed is … the King of Israel] [Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David] [Hosanna to the son of David] who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heaven!” And some of the Pharisees from the crowd told Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” He answered, “I tell you, if they were to keep silent, the stones would cry out!”
When He entered Jerusalem, He wept over it, [and] the whole city was shaken, saying, “Who is this?” And the crowds kept saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.” Then the Pharisees said to one another, “You see? You’ve accomplished nothing. Look—the world has gone after Him!” And He went into … the temple complex. After looking around at everything, since the hour was already late, He went out to Bethany with the Twelve.