Yahweh has sent to you all his servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them (but you have not listened, nor inclined your ear to hear)
Therefore also the wisdom of God said, 'I will send to them prophets and apostles; and some of them they will kill and persecute,
For this is he, of whom it is written, 'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.'
As it is written in the prophets, "Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.
"Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me; and the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, behold, he comes!" says Yahweh of Armies.
When the season for the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the farmers, to receive his fruit.
and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast, but they would not come.
Again he sent out other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner. My cattle and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage feast!"'
"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!