23:13–36 Luke 11:37–54 records an earlier proclamation of six woes. This series of seven woes was a prophetic pronouncement; it brought God’s lawsuit against His people and announced the imminent realization of the covenant curses (cf. Is. 5:8–23; Hab. 2:6–20). Such warnings express God’s concern for His people and His desire that they repent (vv. 37–39).