19 But I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter; And I did not know that they had devised plots against me, saying, “Let us destroy the tree with its [a]fruit, And let us cut him off from the land of the living, That his name be remembered no more.”
23 Yet You, O Lord, know All their [a]deadly designs against me; Do not [b]forgive their iniquity Or blot out their sin from Your sight. But may they be [c]overthrown before You; Deal with them in the time of Your anger!
Lamentations 4:13-14New American Standard Bible (NASB)
13 Because of the sins of her prophets And the iniquities of her priests, Who have shed in her midst The blood of the righteous; 14 They wandered, blind, in the streets; They were defiled with blood So that no one could touch their garments.
Matthew 23:34-35New American Standard Bible (NASB)
34 “Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city,35 so that upon you may fall the guilt of all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the [a]temple and the altar.
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