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J 11. Jesus proceeds to Jerusalem, amidst the acclamations of the disciples and of the multitude. The transactions there.
On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees, ana1 went forth to meet him.
Time. And it came to pass, Place. A. D. 33. j he was come ni h t Bediphage tivedaysbe-, "° Bethany,and fore the 4th Bethpliage and .Bethany, Mount of 'Passover. at the mount called the Olives. mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying, "Go ye into the village over against "you: in the which at your entering ye shall '' find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: •* loose him, and bring him hither. And if any •* man ask you, Why do ye loose him? Thus ** shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord *' hath need of him." And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them. And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? And they said, The Lord hath need of him. And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments ^ upon the colt, and they set Jesus Between Bethereon, as it is written,1 Fear Rot*,tbanvandthe
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eometn, sitting on an asss colt. Q];.veSi These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glori
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fied,* then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him. The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record. For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle. And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way. And when he was come nigh, even now piace. at the descent of the mount of The descent Olives, the whole multitude of the., °f*«.
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isciples began to rejoice and praise olives.
God, with a loud voice, for all the mighty works that they had seen; and cried, Hosanna:" Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. And he answered and said unto them, "I tell you, that if these "should hold their peace, the stones would "immediately cry out,"5:
And when he was come near, he Place, beheld the city, and wept over it, Between the saying, " If thou hadst known, evendM°ount ofC "thou, at least in this thy day, the olives and "things which belong unto thy peace! Jerusalem. "but now they are hid from thine eyes. For
* By his resurrection and ascension. .
"the days shall come upon thee, that thine "enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and "compass thee round, and keep thee in on "every side, and shall lay thee even with the "ground, and thy children within thee; and "they shall not leave in thee one stone upon "another; because thou knewest not the time "of thy visitation."1
And when he was come into Jeru- Place. salem, all the city was moved, saying, Jerusalem. Who is this? And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them. And when the chief Priests and Scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased, and said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, " Yea; have ye never "read," Out of the mouth of babes and suck"lings thou hast perfected praise?"
And there were certain Greeks' among them that came up to worship at the feast: the same came therefore to Philip which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus. Philip cometh, and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus. And Jesus answered them, saying, "The hour is come, that the Son of man
a The time of my visiting thee with overtures of grace and pardon. - .
* Psalm viii. 2. VJ
c All foreigners who used the Greek language, at that time in general use, were called Greeks. ;
"should be glorified. Verily, verily, I say "unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into *\ the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if "it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that "loveth his life shall lose it; and he that "hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto "life eternal. If any man serve me, let him "follow me; and where I am there shall also "my servant be: if any man serve me, him "will my Father honour. Now is my soul '* troubled; and what shall I say? Father, *' save me from this hour: but for this cause .** came I unto this hour. Father, glorify thy "name." Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him. Jesus answered and said, "This voice came "not because of me, but for your sakes. Now "is the judgment of this world: now shall the "prince of this world be cast out.1 And I, if "I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all "men unto me." (This he said, signifying what death he should die.b) The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever f and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man? Then Jesus said unto them, "Yet a little while is the light with you.
* The tim£ is now come when by my death and passion the world shall be delivered from. the tyranny of Satan.
b Namely, upon the cross, which was not a Jewish, but aRoman punishment. * .
c In power and authority for ever. Psalm Ixxxix. 36.
"Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness "come upon you: for he that walketh in "darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. "While ye have light, believe in the light, "that ye may be the children of light." These things spake Jesus; and now the even-tide was come, he went out unto Be- piace. thany with the twelve, and lodged Bethany, there.
But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: that the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled,* Avhich he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again," He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him. Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
Jesus cried and said, " He that Place. "believeth on me, believeth not on Jerils*lem"me1 but on him that sent me. And he that "seeth me seeth him that sent me. I am "come a light into the world, that whosoever
1 Isaiah liii. 1. b Isaiah vi. 9.
• Not on me only.