The Bible

John 12:12-19 : Jesus Enters Jerusalem in Triumph

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12 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,

13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.

14 And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,

15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.

16 These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.

17 The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.

18 For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle.

19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.

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Explanation(s) or references from Swedenborg's works:

Apocalypse Revealed 367, 589, 612, 618, 664

Arcana Coelestia 2362, 2781, 2921, 3008, 5323, 8369, 9212, ...

Divine Providence 230

Show references from Swedenborg's unpublished works


Palm Sunday John – If I Only Knew Then...

Here we look at Palm Sunday through the lens of the Gospel of John. John's purpose is to convince the reader that Jesus Is God, and through the Gospel we hear John's lament, wishing he knew then what he knows now.

(References: Arcana Coelestia 9212 [6]; John 12:12-19; Psalms 118:26; Zechariah 9:9)