Luke 13:31-35

Lament over Jerusalem

31 At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, "Get away from 1here, for 2Herod wants to kill you."
32 And he said to them, "Go and tell that fox, 'Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day 3I finish my course.
33 Nevertheless, 4I 5must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that 6a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.'
34 7O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that 8kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! 9How often would I have 10gathered 11your children together 12as a hen gathers her brood 13under her wings, and 14you would not!
35 Behold, 15your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, 16'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!'"

Luke 13:31-35 In-Context

29 And people will come from east and west, and from north and south, and recline at table in the kingdom of God.
30 And behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last."
31 At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, "Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you."
32 And he said to them, "Go and tell that fox, 'Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course.
33 Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.'
34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!
35 Behold, your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!'"

Cross References 16

  • 1. [Matthew 19:1; Mark 10:1]
  • 2. See Luke 3:1
  • 3. [See Hebrews 2:10; Hebrews 5:9; Hebrews 7:28]
  • 4. [John 11:9]
  • 5. Acts 3:21; Acts 17:3
  • 6. See Matthew 21:11
  • 7. For ver. 34, 35, see Matthew 23:37-39; [Luke 19:41-44]
  • 8. See Matthew 21:35
  • 9. [Matthew 26:55]
  • 10. [Psalms 147:2; Proverbs 1:24]
  • 11. Luke 23:28
  • 12. [Deuteronomy 32:11, 12]
  • 13. Ruth 2:12
  • 14. John 5:40
  • 15. [Isaiah 64:11; Jeremiah 12:7; Jeremiah 22:5]
  • 16. Luke 19:38; Cited from Psalms 118:26
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