Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!
Now when Jesus approached and saw the city, he wept over it,
"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!
2 Chronicles 24:21
They plotted against him and by royal decree stoned him to death in the courtyard of the Lord's temple.
2 Chronicles 36:15
The Lord God of their ancestors continually warned them through his messengers, for he felt compassion for his people and his dwelling place.
"Nonetheless they grew disobedient and rebelled against you; they disregarded your law. They killed your prophets who had solemnly admonished them in order to cause them to return to you. They committed atrocious blasphemies.
"It did no good for me to punish your people. They did not respond to such correction. You slaughtered your prophets like a voracious lion."
and they brought Uriah back from there. They took him to King Jehoiakim, who had him executed and had his body thrown into the burial place of the common people.
(Mem) But it happened due to the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests, who poured out in her midst the blood of the righteous.
But the tenants seized his slaves, beat one, killed another, and stoned another.
The rest seized his slaves, insolently mistreated them, and killed them.
Which of the prophets did your ancestors not persecute? They killed those who foretold long ago the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become!
And Saul agreed completely with killing. Now on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were forced to scatter throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria.
Their corpses will lie in the street of the great city that is symbolically called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was also crucified.
If only it would really be their desire to fear me and obey all my commandments in the future, so that it may go well with them and their descendants forever.
I wish that they were wise and could understand this, and that they could comprehend what will happen to them."
I am the Lord, your God, the one who brought you out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it!'
This is what the Lord, your protector, says, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the Lord your God, who teaches you how to succeed, who leads you in the way you should go.
Why does no one challenge me when I come? Why does no one respond when I call? Is my hand too weak to deliver you? Do I lack the power to rescue you? Look, with a mere shout I can dry up the sea; I can turn streams into a desert, so the fish rot away and die from lack of water.
They will demolish you -- you and your children within your walls -- and they will not leave within you one stone on top of another, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation from God."
But Jesus turned to them and said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
Let Israel rejoice in their Creator! Let the people of Zion delight in their king!
(Ayin) I weep because of these things; my eyes flow with tears. For there is no one in sight who can comfort me or encourage me. My children are desolated because an enemy has prevailed.
Citizens of Zion, rejoice! Be glad because of what the Lord your God has done! For he has given to you the early rains as vindication. He has sent to you the rains -- both the early and the late rains as formerly.
Now Hagar represents Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.
But the older son became angry and refused to go in. His father came out and appealed to him,
You prolonged your kindness with them for many years, and you solemnly admonished them by your Spirit through your prophets. Still they paid no attention, so you delivered them into the hands of the neighboring peoples.
But my people did not obey me; Israel did not submit to me.
However, because I called but you refused to listen, because I stretched out my hand but no one paid attention,
For this is what the master, the Lord, the Holy One of Israel says: "If you repented and patiently waited for me, you would be delivered; if you calmly trusted in me you would find strength, but you are unwilling.
The Lord said to his people: "You are standing at the crossroads. So consider your path. Ask where the old, reliable paths are. Ask where the path is that leads to blessing and follow it. If you do, you will find rest for your souls." But they said, "We will not follow it!"
I also explicitly commanded them: "Obey me. If you do, I will be your God and you will be my people. Live exactly the way I tell you and things will go well with you."
Jonadab son of Rechab ordered his descendants not to drink wine. His orders have been carried out. To this day his descendants have drunk no wine because they have obeyed what their ancestor commanded them. But I have spoken to you over and over again, but you have not obeyed me!
I sent my servants the prophets to you people over and over again warning you not to do this disgusting thing I hate.
But the more I summoned them, the farther they departed from me. They sacrificed to the Baal idols and burned incense to images.
"Do not be like your ancestors, to whom the former prophets called out, saying, 'The Lord who rules over all says, "Turn now from your evil wickedness,"' but they would by no means obey me," says the Lord.
He sent his slaves to summon those who had been invited to the banquet, but they would not come.
But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a man who was a murderer be released to you.