16 But they kept ridiculing God’s messengers,(A) despising His words,(B) and scoffing at His prophets, until the Lord’s wrath was so stirred up against His people that there was no remedy.(C)

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12 Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecuted(A) the prophets who were before you.(B)

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35 But the farmers took his slaves, beat one, killed another, and stoned a third.(A)

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31 You, therefore, testify against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.

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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)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 23:37 Or as a mother bird gathers her young

15 who killed both the Lord Jesus(A) and the prophets and persecuted us;(B) they displease God and are hostile to everyone,

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