Luke 13:31-35 (Today's New International Version)

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Jesus' Sorrow for Jerusalem

13:34,35pp -- Mt 23:37-39 13:34,35Ref -- Lk 19:41

31 At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, "Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod1 wants to kill you." 32 He replied, "Go tell that fox, 'I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.'2 33 In any case, I must press on today and tomorrow and the next day--for surely no prophet3 can die outside Jerusalem! 34 "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings,4 and you were not willing. 35 Look, your house is left to you desolate.5 I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'a "6
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