Jesus’s Lamenting over Jerusalem

37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem,(A) who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her. How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks[a] under her wings, but you were not willing!(B) 38 See, your house is left to you desolate.(C) 39 For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord’!”[b](D)

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Footnotes

  1. 23:37 Or as a mother bird gathers her young
  2. 23:39 Ps 118:26

Jesus’s Love for Jerusalem

41 As he approached and saw the city, he wept(A) for it, 42 saying, “If you knew(B) this day what would bring peace—but now it is hidden(C) from your eyes. 43 For the days will come on you(D) when your enemies will build a barricade around you, surround you, and hem you in on every side.(E) 44 They will crush you and your children among you to the ground,(F) and they will not leave one stone on another(G) in your midst, because you did not recognize the time when God visited you.”(H)

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