35 So all the righteous blood shed on the earth will be charged to you,[a] from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah,(A) son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar.(B) 36 Truly I tell you, all these things will come on this generation.(C)

Jesus’s Lamenting over Jerusalem

37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem,(D) 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[b] under her wings, but you were not willing!(E)

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Footnotes

  1. 23:35 Lit will come on you
  2. 23:37 Or as a mother bird gathers her young

35 And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel(A) to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah,(B) whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.(C) 36 Truly I tell you, all this will come on this generation.(D)

37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you,(E) how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings,(F) and you were not willing.

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