Matthew 23:29–39

29 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You build the tombs of the prophets and decorate the monuments of the righteous, 30 and you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we wouldn’t have taken part with them in shedding the prophetsblood.’ a 31 You, therefore, testify against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Fill up, then, the measure of your fatherssins! b c

33 Snakes! Brood of vipers! How can you escape being condemned to hell? d e 34 This is why I am sending you prophets, f sages, and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will flog in your synagogues g and hound from town to town. 35 So all the righteous blood shed on the earth will be charged to you, h from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, i son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar. j 36 * I assure you: All these things will come on this generation! k

Jesus’ Lamentation over Jerusalem

37 Jerusalem, Jerusalem! l She who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her. How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks m under her wings, yet you were not willing! n 38 See, your house is left to you desolate. o 39 For I tell you, you will never see Me again until you say, He who comes in the name of the Lord is the blessed One!” p q

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