Matthew 2:18; Matthew 9:36; Matthew 11:20; Matthew 12:41-42; Matthew 13:13; Matthew 13:16; Matthew 14:5; Matthew 15:23; Matthew 15:32; Matthew 16:7; Matthew 16:17; Matthew 20:7; Matthew 20:15; Matthew 23:13-15
"A VOICE WAS HEARD IN RAMAH, WEEPING AND GREAT MOURNING, RACHEL WEEPING FOR HER CHILDREN; AND SHE REFUSED TO BE COMFORTED, BECAUSE THEY WERE NO MORE."
Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.
Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent.
"The men of Nineveh will stand up with this generation at the judgment, and will condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.
"The Queen of the South will rise up with this generation at the judgment and will condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.
"Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.
"But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.
Although Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded John as a prophet.
But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, "Send her away, because she keeps shouting at us."
And Jesus called His disciples to Him, and said, "I feel compassion for the people, because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way."
They began to discuss this among themselves, saying, "He said that because we did not bring any bread."
And Jesus said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
"They said to him, 'Because no one hired us.' He said to them, 'You go into the vineyard too.'
'Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with what is my own? Or is your eye envious because I am generous?'
"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
["Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore you will receive greater condemnation.
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel around on sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.