Therefore also the Wisdom of God said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and persecute,'
that the blood of all the prophets, shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation,
from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechari'ah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, it shall be required of this generation.
Woe to you lawyers! for you have taken away the key of knowledge; you did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering."
As he went away from there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to press him hard, and to provoke him to speak of many things,
lying in wait for him, to catch at something he might say.
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