46 total verses: Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-10; Luke 19:28-44; John 12:12-19
Brief description of action taking place or point being made
239. Jesus ascends toward Jerusalem in Matthew 21:01; Mark 11:01; Luke 19:28
240. Two disciples get a colt in Matthew 21:1-7; Mark 11:1-7; Luke 19:29-35
241. Triumphal entry into Jerusalem in Matthew 21:8-11; Mark 11:7-10; Luke 19:35-38; John 12:12-18
242. Pharisees reaction in Luke 19:39-40; John 12:19
243. Jesus weeps for Jerusalem in Luke 19:41-44
1. What is your favorite verse or set of verses? Why?
2. Did you learn anything from the reading or find anything particularly cool? What?
3. Was there anything unclear in the passage that you have questions about? What are they?
Specific questions on this passage
After Completing the Bible Reading
Broader outline of each section of passage
Matthew 21:1-7; Mark 11:1-7; Luke 19:28-35. Slight difference between the versions. In Matthew, there is a donkey and a colt. Mark and Luke just have a colt. Regardless, Jesus sent two disciples into a village ahead, and they untie the animal(s), and when they do, people ask what they are doing, and when they tell them that Jesus needs it, the people let them go.
Matthew 21:8-11; Mark 11:7-10; Luke 19:35-38; John 12:12-18. The disciples put a cloak on the colt, and then Jesus sat on the cloak and road the colt into Jerusalem. Crowds laid their cloaks on the road and placed palm branches, and they were praising God and proclaiming Jesus.
Luke 19:39-40; John 12:19. The Pharisees objected to Jesus being praised, but Jesus said that at such a moment, if people kept silent, the rocks would cry out.
Luke 19:41-44. Jesus wept over Jerusalem, because they failed to recognize Jesus, and as a result, terrible things were to happen to that city.
My favorite passage and other random thoughts
My favorite verse is in Luke 19:40, “‘If these were silent, the very stones would cry out'” (ESV). I like this because it points to the greatness of Jesus; the appropriateness of making a public ruckus over Jesus; and the fact that there is a right time for some things, and it is appropriate to respond to God when the time is right.