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35 As a result, you will be held accountable for[a] all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of the righteous Abel[b] to the blood of Berechiah’s son Zechariah,[c] whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar. 36 I tell all of you[d] with certainty, all these things will happen to those living today.”[e]

Jesus Rebukes Jerusalem(A)

37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones to death those who have been sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were unwilling!

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 23:35 Lit. on you will come
  2. Matthew 23:35 Cf. Gen 4:8
  3. Matthew 23:35 Cf. 2Chr 24:20-21
  4. Matthew 23:36 The Gk. pronoun you is pl.
  5. Matthew 23:36 Lit. to this generation
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