While we were leaving the temple with Jesus, I stared at the size and how majestic it was. I said to him, "Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!" "Do you see all these things?" he asked. "Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down." Confused, I looked at the others. What did Jesus mean by that?
We stopped at the edge of the crowd. The people were still debating and arguing about what happened. John said, "Even after Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him."
We approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives. Jesus turned to Nathaniel and me, saying to us, "Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away."
We began moving in the direction of Jerusalem. While Jesus walked ahead, I had a sense of astonishment for some reason. The other people that were following us were murmuring in fear. I couldn't figure it out.