|Overview - Luke 23|
|1||Jesus is accused before Pilate, and sent to Herod.|
|8||Herod mocks him.|
|12||Herod and Pilate are made friends.|
|13||Barabbas is desired of the people, and is loosed by Pilate, and Jesus is given to be crucified.|
|26||He tells the women, that lament him, the destruction of Jerusalem;|
|34||prays for his enemies.|
|39||Two evildoers are crucified with him.|
Luke 23:29 (King James Version)
For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
- the days
- Our Lord here refers to the destruction of Jerusalem, and the final desolation of the Jewish state; an evil associated with so many miseries, that sterility, which had otherwise been considered an opprobrium, was accounted a circumstance most felicitous. No history can furnish us with a parallel to the calamities and miseries of the Jews; rapine and murder, famine and pestilence, within; fire and sword, and all the terrors of war, without. Our Saviour himself wept at the foresight of these calamities; and it is almost impossible for persons of any humanity to read the relation of them in Josephus without weeping also. He might justly affirm, "if the misfortunes of all, from the beginning of the world, were compared with those of the Jews, they would appear much inferior in the comparison."
- Luke 21:23 Luke 21:24 Matthew 24:19 ; Mark 13:17-19
- Deuteronomy 28:53-57 ; Hosea 9:12-16 ; 13:16