Scripture Readings for April 5, 2020 (New Revised Standard Version)
Year A - PALM SUNDAY - Liturgy of the Palms
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 • Matthew 21:1-11 •
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
118:1 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!
118:2 Let Israel say, "His steadfast love endures forever."
118:19 Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and
give thanks to the LORD.
118:20 This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it.
118:21 I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.
118:22 The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.
118:23 This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
118:24 This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
118:25 Save us, we beseech you, O LORD! O LORD, we beseech you, give us success!
118:26 Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD. We bless you from
the house of the LORD.
118:27 The LORD is God, and he has given us light. Bind the festal procession with
branches, up to the horns of the altar.
118:28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God, I will extol you.
118:29 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures
21:1 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount
of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples,
21:2 saying to them, "Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a
donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me.
21:3 If anyone says anything to you, just say this, 'The Lord needs them.' And he will
send them immediately."
21:4 This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying,
21:5 "Tell the daughter of Zion, Look, your king is coming to you, humble, and
mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey."
21:6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them;
21:7 they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat
21:8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches
from the trees and spread them on the road.
21:9 The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, "Hosanna
to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in
the highest heaven!"
21:10 When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, "Who is
21:11 The crowds were saying, "This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee."