Bible: Luke 19:41-48

Jesus Weeps for Jerusalem under Judgment

19:41 Now 1  when Jesus 2  approached 3  and saw the city, he wept over it, 19:42 saying, “If you had only known on this day, 4  even you, the things that make for peace! 5  But now they are hidden 6  from your eyes. 19:43 For the days will come upon you when your enemies will build 7  an embankment 8  against you and surround you and close in on you from every side. 19:44 They will demolish you 9 you and your children within your walls 10  – and they will not leave within you one stone 11  on top of another, 12  because you did not recognize the time of your visitation from God.” 13 

Cleansing the Temple

19:45 Then 14  Jesus 15  entered the temple courts 16  and began to drive out those who were selling things there, 17  19:46 saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house will be a house of prayer,’ 18  but you have turned it into a den 19  of robbers! 20 

19:47 Jesus 21  was teaching daily in the temple courts. The chief priests and the experts in the law 22  and the prominent leaders among the people were seeking to assassinate 23  him, 19:48 but 24  they could not find a way to do it, 25  for all the people hung on his words. 26 

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