31 “Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that wyou are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 32 xFill up, then, the measure of your fathers’ guilt. 33 Serpents, ybrood 5of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell? 34 zTherefore, indeed, I send you prophets, wise men, and scribes: asome of them you will kill and crucify, and bsome of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city, 35 cthat on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, dfrom the blood of righteous Abel to ethe blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36 Assuredly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.
37 f“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets gand stones those who are sent to her! How often hI wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks iunder her wings, but you were not willing! 38 See! Your house is left to you desolate; 39 for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, j‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ ”