Jesus’ Lamentation over Jerusalem

37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem!(A) She 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, yet you were not willing!(B) 38 See, your house is left to you desolate.(C) 39 For I tell you, you will never see Me again until you say, ‘He who comes in the name of the Lord is the blessed One’!”(D)[b]

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Footnotes

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

Jesus’ Love for Jerusalem

41 As He approached and saw the city, He wept(A) over 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 an embankment against you, surround you, and hem you in on every side.(E) 44 They will crush you and your children within you to the ground,(F) and they will not leave one stone on another(G) in you, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.”(H)

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