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eth unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass."

The blessed Jesus rode on towards Jerusalem; and a great many people, who had seen His miracles, went after Him. And they were so full of joy, that some of them spread their garments in the way

others climbed into the palm-trees, and cut off branches, to strew along the road. The whole multitude cried out, as they went along, "Hosanna to the Son of David! blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!"

When the Lord Jesus came near to the city, He looked on it with pity, and wept, because He knew that it would soon be destroyed for its wickedness; and He said, "If thou hadst known, even thou, in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For 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."

All this happened about forty years after.

It was thus the Saviour entered into Jerusalem; and all the city was moved; and the people asked, "Who is this?" Those who came with Him said: "This is Jesus, the Prophet of Nazareth of Galilee."

Jesus then went into the temple, and drove out all the men who sold doves and oxen in it. It was as wicked to buy and sell in the temple as it would be to do so in a church. Many blind and lame persons, knowing that the Lord

Jesus could cure them, came to the temple; and He healed them. The little children also came round the Saviour, "Hosanna to the Son of

and sang,


When the chief priests and Scribes saw the wonderful things done by Jesus, and heard the little children sing His praise, they were very angry; and they said, 'Hearest Thou what these say?" The Lord said: "Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings Thou hast perfected praise?"

The great God in heaven listens to the praises and prayers of little children. Oh, how good and happy they ought to be! and how often ought they to sing holy hymns to their Saviour, who loves them so much!




As Jesus left the temple, one of His disciples shewed Him the buildings of the temple. And the Lord said: "Verily I say unto you, there shall not be left here one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down." The disciples did not understand what He meant; and when He sat down on the Mount of Olives, they said, "Tell us when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?" And Jesus answered and said unto them, "Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not

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