Matthew 23:37

Lament over Jerusalem

37 "1Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who 2kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, 3the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling *.

Matthew 23:37 In-Context

35 so that upon you may fall the guilt of all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.
36 "Truly I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.#rl
37 "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling .
38 "Behold, your house is being left to you desolate!
39 "For I say to you, from now on you will not see Me until you say, 'BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD !' "

Cross References 3

  • 1. Matthew 23:37-39: {Luke 13:34, 35}
  • 2. Matthew 5:12
  • 3. Ruth 2:12
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