35 [a]That upon you may come all the righteous blood that was shed upon the earth, (A)from the blood of Abel the righteous, unto the blood of Zechariah the son of [b]Berechiah, (B)whom ye slew between the Temple and the altar.

36 Verily I say unto you, all these things shall come upon this generation.

37 (C)[c]Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the Prophets, and stonest them which are sent to thee, how often would I have [d]gathered thy children together, as the hen gathered her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

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  1. Matthew 23:35 The end of them which persecute the Gospel, under the pretence of zeal.
  2. Matthew 23:35 Of Joiada, who was also called Berechiah, that is, blessed of the Lord.
  3. Matthew 23:37 Where the mercy of God was greatest, there was greatest wickedness and rebellion, and at length the most sharp judgments of God.
  4. Matthew 23:37 He speaketh of the outward ministry, and as he was promised for the saving of this people, so was he also careful for it, even from the time that the promise was made to Abraham.