ImmerseMessiah NLT - Flipbook - Page 360
As Jesus and the disciples left the town of Jericho, a large crowd followed
behind. Two blind men were sitting beside the road. When they heard
that Jesus was coming that way, they began shouting, “Lord, Son of David,
have mercy on us!”
“Be quiet!” the crowd yelled at them.
But they only shouted louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”
When Jesus heard them, he stopped and called, “What do you want me
to do for you?”
“Lord,” they said, “we want to see!” Jesus felt sorry for them and touched
their eyes. Instantly they could see! Then they followed him.
As Jesus and the disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to the town
of Bethphage on the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two of them on ahead.
“Go into the village over there,” he said. “As soon as you enter it, you will
see a donkey tied there, with its colt beside it. Untie them and bring them
to me. If anyone asks what you are doing, just say, ‘The Lord needs them,’
and he will immediately let you take them.”
This took place to fulfill the prophecy that said,
“Tell the people of Jerusalem,
‘Look, your King is coming to you.
He is humble, riding on a donkey—
riding on a donkey’s colt.’”
The two disciples did as Jesus commanded. They brought the donkey
and the colt to him and threw their garments over the colt, and he sat on it.
Most of the crowd spread their garments on the road ahead of him, and
others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Jesus
was in the center of the procession, and the people all around him were
“Praise God for the Son of David!
Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Praise God in highest heaven!”
The entire city of Jerusalem was in an uproar as he entered. “Who is
this?” they asked.
And the crowds replied, “It’s Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in
Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out all the people buying and selling animals for sacrifice. He knocked over the tables of the
money changers and the chairs of those selling doves. He said to them,
“The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer,’ but
you have turned it into a den of thieves!”