And he sent forth his servants to call those who had been invited to the marriage feast, and they were not willing to come.
saying, "Repent ye for the Kingdom of Heaven has drawn near;
but go ye rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
And, when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen to receive his fruits.
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!
And He calleth to Him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two, and was giving them authority over the unclean spirits;
And, having called together the twelve, He gave them power and authority over all the demons, and to heal diseases;
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that kills the prophets, and stones those sent to her; how often I wished to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her own brood under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is abandoned to you!
And one of those reclining with Him, hearing these things, said to Him, "happy is he who shall eat bread in the Kingdom of God!"
But he was angry, and was not willing to go in; but his father, coming out, kept entreating him.
But, these my enemies, who did not wish me to be king over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.'"
But the Jews, seeing the multitudes, were filled with jealousy, and contradicted the things spoken by Paul, blaspheming.
But in respect to Israel He saith, "All the day long did I spread out My hand to a disobedient and gain-saying people."
See that ye refuse not Him Who speaketh; for, if those escaped not, when refusing him who warned them on earth, much more shall not we escape, who turn away from Him Who warneth us from Heaven;
"And the Spirit and the bride say, 'Come'; and let him that hears say, 'Come'; and let him that thirsts say, 'Come'; he that will let him take the water of life freely.