This is why in his wisdom God said, 'I will send prophets and apostles to them. They will kill some, and they will treat others cruelly.'
So you who live now will be punished for the deaths of all the prophets who were killed since the beginning of the world --
from the killing of Abel to the killing of Zechariah, who died between the altar and the Temple. Yes, I tell you that you who are alive now will be punished for them all.
"How terrible for you, you experts on the law. You have taken away the key to learning about God. You yourselves would not learn, and you stopped others from learning, too."
When Jesus left, the teachers of the law and the Pharisees began to give him trouble, asking him questions about many things,
trying to catch him saying something wrong.