35 so that on you may come all (A)the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous (B)Abel to the blood of (C)Zechariah the son of Barachiah,[a] whom you murdered between (D)the sanctuary and (E)the altar. 36 Truly, I say to you, (F)all these things will come upon this generation.

Lament over Jerusalem

37 (G)“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that (H)kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have (I)gathered (J)your children together (K)as a hen gathers her brood (L)under her wings, and (M)you were not willing!

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 23:35 Some manuscripts omit the son of Barachiah

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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