Jesus Is Gladly Welcomed By The

As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples, followed by a large

crowd, there sat by the road a blind beggar, Bartimaeus (the son of

Timaeus). When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he cried out,

"Jesus, son of David, have pity on me!" Many reproved him, saying, "Keep

still," but he cried out the more, "Son of David, have pity on me!"

Jesus stopped and said, "Call him." So they called the blind man and

Have courage! Get up, he has sent for you." Throwing off his

cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. Jesus said to him, "What do you

want me to do for you?" The blind man answered, "Master, let me receive

my sight." Then Jesus said to him, "Go your way, your faith has healed

you." And at once he received his sight, and followed Jesus along the


When Jesus and those with him were drawing near to Jerusalem and had

reached Bethpage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of

his disciples ahead, saying, "Go into the village over there. As soon as

you enter it, you will find a colt tied, which no one has ever ridden.

Untie it and bring it here. If any one asks you, 'Why are you doing

that?' say, 'The Master needs it and will immediately send it back.'"

So they left him and found a colt tied, outside a door, on the street.

As they untied it, some of the men standing there said, "What are you

doing, untying the colt?" The disciples answered as Jesus had told them,

and the men let them take it. When they had brought it to Jesus, they

threw their cloaks upon it, and he mounted it. Many also spread their

clothes on the road, while others strewed leafy branches cut from the

fields; and people in front and behind kept shouting:

"God save him!

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!

Blessed is the coming Kingdom of our father David!

God on high, save him!"

Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the Temple. And when he had looked

about, because it was already late in the day, he went out to Bethany

with his twelve disciples.