The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Gospel According To Matthew

Chapter 21, Verses 1-9

King James Version

The Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem

21:1 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,

21:2 Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose [them], and bring [them] unto me.

21:3 And if any [man] say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.

21:4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,

21:5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.

21:6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,

21:7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set [him] thereon.

21:8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed [them] in the way.

21:9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

Source: Project Gutenberg, URL: Site last accessed on January 20, 2007.

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