John 12:12-16 NLT
Jesus’ Triumphant Entry12 The next day, the news that Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem swept through the city. A large crowd of Passover visitors 13 took palm branches and went down the road to meet him. They shouted, “Praise God![a]Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord!Hail to the King of Israel!”[b]
14 Jesus found a young donkey and rode on it, fulfilling the prophecy that said:
15 “Don’t be afraid, people of Jerusalem.[c]Look, your King is coming, riding on a donkey’s colt.”[d]16 His disciples didn’t understand at the time that this was a fulfillment of prophecy. But after Jesus entered into his glory, they remembered what had happened and realized that these things had been written about him.