37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.
38 Look, your house is left to you desolate. 39 For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’[c]”
a.Matthew 23:5 That is, boxes containing Scripture verses, worn on forehead and arm
b.Matthew 23:14 Some manuscripts include here words similar to Mark 12:40 and Luke 20:47.
c.Matthew 23:39 Psalm 118:26
Why did they kill the Prophets and stone those sent to them?