And the LORD hath sent unto you all his servants the prophets, rising early and sending them; but ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear.
Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:
For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
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!