According to the Gospels, before entering Jerusalem, Jesus was staying at Bethany and Bethphage, and John 12:1 states that he was in Bethany six days before passover. While there, Jesus sent two disciples to the village over against them, in order to retrieve a donkey that had been tied up but never been ridden, and to say, if questioned, that the donkey was needed by the Lord (or Master) but would be returned.
Jesus then rode the donkey into Jerusalem, then the disciples first put their cloaks on it, so as to make it more comfortable. As Jesus approaches Jerusalem, he looks at the city and weeps over it.
Jesus then enters the city ridding on a donkey as the people begin to spred their cloaks and palm branches down before Him crying out Hosanna.
- John 12:12-16
- Romans 3:23-24
- Romans 8:1-2
- Romans 6:7-8
- Revelation 21:4