Matthew 23:37



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling.

King James Version

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

International Standard Version

"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!

A Conservative Version

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets, and stones those who have been sent to her. How often I wanted to gathered thy children together the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and ye would not.

American Standard Version

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killeth the prophets, and stoneth them that are sent unto her! how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

Amplified

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, murdering the prophets and stoning those who are sent to you! How often would I have gathered your children together as a mother fowl gathers her brood under her wings, and you refused!

An Understandable Version

"O, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, [you people] who murdered the prophets and stoned those who were sent to you! How often I have wanted to gather you people together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!

Anderson New Testament

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets and stonest those who are sent to thee, how often have I desired to gather thy children together, as a bird gathers her young under her wings, and you refused.

Bible in Basic English

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, putting to death the prophets, and stoning those who are sent to her! Again and again would I have taken your children to myself as a bird takes her young ones under her wings, and you would not!

Common New Testament

"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to you! How often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!

Daniel Mace New Testament

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, but ye would not!

Darby Translation

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those that are sent unto her, how often would I have gathered thy children as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

Godbey New Testament

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them that have been sent unto thee! how frequently did I wish to gather together thy children, in the manner in which a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but ye were not willing!

Goodspeed New Testament

"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem! murdering the prophets, and stoning those who are sent to her, how often I have longed to gather your children around me, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you refused!

Holman Bible

"Jerusalem, Jerusalem! The city 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 under her wings, yet you were not willing!

John Wesley New Testament

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets, and stonest them who are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a bird gathereth her young under her wings; and ye would not!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that didst kill the prophets and stone those who are sent unto thee, how often I desired to gather thy children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

Julia Smith Translation

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killing the prophets, and stoning those sent to her; how often did I wish to gather thy children together, which manner a bird gathers together her young broods under the wings, and ye would not!

King James 2000

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent unto you, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you would not!

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How many times I wanted to gather your children together {the way} a hen gathers her young together under [her] wings, and you were not willing!

Modern King James verseion

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one killing the prophets and stoning those who are sent to her, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you would not!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest prophets, and stonest them which are sent to thee: how often would I have gathered thy children together, as the hen gathereth her chicks under her wings? But ye would not.

Moffatt New Testament

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem! slaying the prophets and stoning those who have been sent to you! How often I would fain have gathered your children as a fowl gathers her brood under her wings! But you would not have it!

Montgomery New Testament

"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, murdering the prophets, and stoning those who have been sent to you! How often would I have gathered your children together, as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you would not!

NET Bible

"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to you! How often I have longed to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you would have none of it!

New Heart English Bible

"Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to her. How often I would have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you would not.

New simplified Bible

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you kill the prophets and stone the messengers who are sent to you! How often I wanted to gather your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings. But you were not willing!

Noyes New Testament

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killeth the prophets, and stoneth those who are sent to her! How often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

Sawyer New Testament

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killing the prophets, and stoning those sent to you, how often would I have gathered your children together, as a bird gathers her brood under her wings, but you would not!

The Emphasized Bible

Jerusalem! Jerusalem! that slayeth the prophets, and stoneth them that have been sent unto her, - how often, would I have gathered thy children, like as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, - and ye would not!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets, and stonest those who were sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children to me, as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Jerusalem! Jerusalem! She who slays the Prophets and stones the messengers sent to her--Oh, how often have I wished to gather your children round me, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not came!

Webster

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them who are sent to thee, how often would I have gathered thy children, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

Weymouth New Testament

"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem! thou who murderest the Prophets and stonest those who have been sent to thee! how often have I desired to gather thy children to me, just as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you would not come!

Williams New Testament

"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem! The city that has kept on murdering the prophets, and stoning those who have been sent to her, how often I have yearned to gather your children around me, as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, but you refused!

World English Bible

"Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to her! How often I would have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you would not!

Worrell New Testament

Jerusalem! Jerusalem! that kills the prophets, and stones those sent to her! how often did I wish to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

Worsley New Testament

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

Youngs Literal Translation

'Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that art killing the prophets, and stoning those sent unto thee, how often did I will to gather thy children together, as a hen doth gather her own chickens under the wings, and ye did not will.

Themes

Backsliders » Promises to » Promises to

Birds » Clean » Cock and Hen

Chickens » General references

Christ » Compassion of » For Jerusalem

Compassion » Of Christ » For Jerusalem

Contingencies » In divine government of man

Divine » Invitations » DIVINE PLEADINGS

Divine » Overshadowing » In the Shadow of His Hand

God » Longsuffering of » General references

Hen, Figurative »

Invitations, Divine » DIVINE PLEADINGS

Jerusalem » Christ » Lamented over

Jerusalem » Prophecies against

Jesus, The Christ » Compassion of » General references

Jesus, The Christ » Love of » General references

Jesus, The Christ » Receives the rich young ruler, who asks what he shall do to inherit eternal life (Peraea) » Laments over Jerusalem

Jews, the » Compassion of Christ for

Jews, the » Punished for » Killing the prophets

Leaders » Religious » PROPHETS » General References to

Long-Suffering of God, the » Exemplified » Jerusalem

Overshadowing Providence » Shelters God's People » Under the Shadow of His Wings

Overshadowing, Divine » Shelters God's People » Under the Shadow of His Wings

Prophets » General References to

Prophets » Martyrs

Providence, Divine » Overshadowing » Shelters God's People » Under the Shadow of His Wings

Religious » Leaders » PROPHETS » General References to

Salvation » Unclassified scriptures relating to » General references

Shadow, the Lord as a » Shelters God's People » Under the Shadow of His Wings

Shadow, the Lord as a » Shelters God's People » Under the Shadow of His Wings

Solicitude » For the Wayward

Zeal, Religious » Exemplified

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Ἱερουσαλήμ 
Hierousalem 
Usage: 67

Ἱερουσαλήμ 
Hierousalem 
Usage: 67

ἀποκτείνω 
Apokteino 
kill , slay , put to death
Usage: 40

προφήτης 
Prophetes 
Usage: 105

and



and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

λιθοβολέω 
Lithoboleo 
Usage: 5

ἀποστέλλω 
Apostello 
Usage: 73

πρός 
Pros 
unto , to , with , for , against , among , at , not tr , , vr to
Usage: 412


him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

ποσάκις 
Posakis 
Usage: 1

θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would , will/would have , desire , desirous , list , to will ,
Usage: 136

ἐπισυνάγω 
Episunago 
Usage: 2

σοῦ 
Sou 
thy , thee , thine , thine own , thou , not tr
Usage: 241

τέκνον 
Teknon 
Usage: 69

ἐπισυνάγω 
Episunago 
Usage: 2

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

as
τρόπος 
Tropos 
as Trans , even as 9 9 , way , means , even as 9 , in like manner as 9 , manner , conversation
Usage: 11

a hen
ὄρνις 
Ornis 
Usage: 0

ἐπισυνάγω 
Episunago 
Usage: 2

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

νοσσίον 
Nossion 
Usage: 0

ὑπό 
Hupo 
of , by , under , with , in , not tr ,
Usage: 188

πτέρυξ 
Pterux 
Usage: 3

ye would
θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would , will/would have , desire , desirous , list , to will ,
Usage: 136

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Matthew 23:37

Context Readings

The Lament Over Jerusalem

36 "Truly I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation. 37 "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling. 38 "Behold, your house is being left to you desolate!


Cross References

Ruth 2:12

"May the LORD reward your work, and your wages be full from the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to seek refuge."

Matthew 5:12

"Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Deuteronomy 32:11-12

"Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, That hovers over its young, He spread His wings and caught them, He carried them on His pinions.

2 Chronicles 24:21-22

So they conspired against him and at the command of the king they stoned him to death in the court of the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 36:15-16

The LORD, the God of their fathers, sent word to them again and again by His messengers, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place;

Nehemiah 9:26

"But they became disobedient and rebelled against You, And cast Your law behind their backs And killed Your prophets who had admonished them So that they might return to You, And they committed great blasphemies.

Psalm 17:8

Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Your wings

Psalm 36:7

How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.

Psalm 57:1

Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge Until destruction passes by.

Psalm 63:7

For You have been my help, And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.

Psalm 81:8-11

"Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you; O Israel, if you would listen to Me!

Psalm 91:4

He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.

Proverbs 1:24-31

"Because I called and you refused, I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention;

Isaiah 50:2

"Why was there no man when I came? When I called, why was there none to answer? Is My hand so short that it cannot ransom? Or have I no power to deliver? Behold, I dry up the sea with My rebuke, I make the rivers a wilderness; Their fish stink for lack of water And die of thirst.

Jeremiah 2:30

"In vain I have struck your sons; They accepted no chastening Your sword has devoured your prophets Like a destroying lion.

Jeremiah 4:14

Wash your heart from evil, O Jerusalem, That you may be saved. How long will your wicked thoughts Lodge within you?

Jeremiah 6:8

"Be warned, O Jerusalem, Or I shall be alienated from you, And make you a desolation, A land not inhabited."

Jeremiah 6:16-17

Thus says the LORD, "Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls. But they said, 'We will not walk in it.'

Jeremiah 11:7-8

'For I solemnly warned your fathers in the day that I brought them up from the land of Egypt, even to this day, warning persistently, saying, "Listen to My voice."

Jeremiah 25:3-7

"From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, even to this day, these twenty-three years the word of the LORD has come to me, and I have spoken to you again and again, but you have not listened.

Jeremiah 26:23

And they brought Uriah from Egypt and led him to King Jehoiakim, who slew him with a sword and cast his dead body into the burial place of the common people.

Jeremiah 35:15

"Also I have sent to you all My servants the prophets, sending them again and again, saying: 'Turn now every man from his evil way and amend your deeds, and do not go after other gods to worship them Then you will dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your forefathers; but you have not inclined your ear or listened to Me.

Jeremiah 42:9-13

and said to them, "Thus says the LORD the God of Israel, to whom you sent me to present your petition before Him:

Jeremiah 44:4

'Yet I sent you all My servants the prophets, again and again, saying, "Oh, do not do this abominable thing which I hate."

Hosea 11:2

The more they called them, The more they went from them; They kept sacrificing to the Baals And burning incense to idols.

Hosea 11:7

So My people are bent on turning from Me. Though they call them to the One on high, None at all exalts Him.

Zechariah 1:4

"Do not be like your fathers, to whom the former prophets proclaimed, saying, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Return now from your evil ways and from your evil deeds "' But they did not listen or give heed to Me," declares the LORD.

Matthew 21:35-36

"The vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third.

Matthew 22:3

"And he sent out his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come.

Matthew 22:6

and the rest seized his slaves and mistreated them and killed them.

Matthew 23:30

and say, 'If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partners with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.'

Mark 12:3-6

"They took him, and beat him and sent him away empty-handed.

Luke 13:34-35

"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, just as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not have it!

Luke 14:17-20

and at the dinner hour he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, 'Come; for everything is ready now.'

Luke 15:28

"But he became angry and was not willing to go in; and his father came out and began pleading with him.

Luke 19:14-44

"But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, 'We do not want this man to reign over us.'

Luke 20:11-14

"And he proceeded to send another slave; and they beat him also and treated him shamefully and sent him away empty-handed.

Acts 7:51-52

"You men who are stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears are always resisting the Holy Spirit; you are doing just as your fathers did.

1 Thessalonians 2:15

who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out. They are not pleasing to God, but hostile to all men,

Revelation 11:7-8

When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them.

Revelation 17:6

And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered greatly.



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