The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks(A) on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

“Hosanna[a] to the Son of David!”(B)

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[b](C)

“Hosanna[c] in the highest heaven!”(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 21:9 A Hebrew expression meaning “Save!” which became an exclamation of praise; also in verse 15
  2. Matthew 21:9 Psalm 118:25,26
  3. Matthew 21:9 A Hebrew expression meaning “Save!” which became an exclamation of praise; also in verse 15

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