Bible: Matthew 23:34-39

23:34For this reason I 1  am sending you prophets and wise men and experts in the law, 2  some of whom you will kill and crucify, 3  and some you will flog 4  in your synagogues 5  and pursue from town to town, 23:35 so that on you will come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Barachiah, 6  whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 23:36 I tell you the truth, 7  this generation will be held responsible for all these things! 8 

Judgment on Israel

23:37O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 9  you who kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to you! 10  How often I have longed 11  to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but 12  you would have none of it! 13  23:38 Look, your house is left to you desolate! 23:39 For I tell you, you will not see me from now until you say, ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!’” 14 

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