Jerusalem! Jerusalem! the one killing the prophets, and stoning those having been sent to her; how often I desired to gather your children in the way a hen gathers her brood under the wings, and you did not desire it.
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!
As an eagle stirs up her nest, flutters over her young, spreads abroad her wings, takes them and bears them on her wing,
May Jehovah repay your work, and may a full reward be given you from Jehovah, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to trust.
And as He drew near, He beheld the city and wept over it,
And they will tear you down, and your children within you, and will not leave a stone on a stone because you did not know the time of your visitation.
But turning to them, Jesus said, Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
Oh that there were such a heart in them that they would fear Me and keep all My commandments always, so that it might be well with them and with their sons forever!
If they were wise, they would understand this; they would consider their latter end!
And they conspired against him and stoned him with stones at the command of the king in the court of the house of Jehovah.
And Jehovah, the God of their fathers sent to them by His messengers, rising up early and sending, for He had pity on His people and on His dwelling-place.
But they were disobedient and rebelled against You, and cast Your Law behind their backs. And they killed Your prophets who testified against them to turn them to You, and they worked great blasphemies.
And many years You had patience with them, and testified against them by Your Spirit, by Your prophets, but they would not give ear. And You gave them into the hand of the people of the lands.
Keep me as the pupil, the daughter of the eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings,
How precious is Your loving-kindness, O God! And the sons of men take refuge under the shadow of Your wing.
To the Chief Musician. Do not destroy. A secret treasure of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me; for my soul trusts in You; yea, in the shadow of Your wings I will make my hiding-place, until these great troubles pass by.
I am Jehovah your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt; open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
Oh that My people had listened to Me, and Israel had walked in My ways!
He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall trust. His truth shall be your shield, and buckler.
Because I called, and you refused; I stretched out my hand, and no one paid attention;
For so says the Lord Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel, In returning and rest you shall be saved; and in quietness and hope shall be your strength. And you were not willing.
So says Jehovah, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, I am Jehovah your God who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way that you should go.
Who knows why I have come, and no one is here? I called and no one answered. Is My hand shortened at all so that it cannot redeem? Or have I no power to deliver? Behold, at My rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness; their fish stink, because there is no water, and die for thirst.
In vain I have stricken your sons; they received no correction. Your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.
So says Jehovah, Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths where the good way is, and walk in it, and you shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk in it.
But I commanded them this thing, saying, Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people; and walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, so that it may be well with you.
And they brought Urijah out of Egypt and brought him to Jehoiakim the king, who killed him with the sword and threw his dead body into the graves of the common people.
The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, which he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are done. For to this day they do not drink, but obey their father's commandment. But I have spoken to you, rising early and speaking, but you did not listen to Me.
But I sent to you all My servants the prophets, rising early and sending, saying, Oh, do not do this abominable thing which I hate!
For these I weep; my eye, my eye runs down with water, because the comforter who could refresh my soul is far from me. My sons are desolated because the enemy prevails.
For the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests, shedding the blood of the just in her midst,
As they called them, so they went from them. They sacrifice to the Baals, and burn incense to graven images.
And My people are bent on backsliding from Me. Though they called them to the Most High, none at all would exalt Him.
Be glad then, sons of Zion, and rejoice in Jehovah your God. For He has given you the former rain according to righteousness, and He will cause the rain to come down for you, the former rain and the latter rain in the first month.
Be not as your fathers, to whom the former prophets have proclaimed to them, saying, So says Jehovah of Hosts: Turn now from your evil ways and your evil doings. But they did not hear nor listen to Me, says Jehovah.
And the vinedressers took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
And he sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they would not come.
But you denied the Holy and Just One and desired a murderer to be given to you.
Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold the coming of the Just One, of whom you have now been the betrayers and murderers;
And they stoned Stephen, who was calling on God and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
And Saul was consenting to his death. And in that day there was a great persecution on the church at Jerusalem, and all were scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
For Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and answers to Jerusalem which now is, and is in slavery with her children.