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"Jerusalem, Jerusalem! You kill the prophets and stone the messengers God has sent you! How many times I wanted to put my arms around all your people, just as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you would not let me!
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Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered together thy children, as the hen doth gather her chickens under her wings, and thou wouldst not?
Jeremiah 4:14 Wash thy heart from wickedness, O Jerusalem, that thou mayst be saved: how long shall hurtful thoughts abide in thee?
Jeremiah 6:8 Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul depart from thee, lest I make thee desolate, a land uninhabited.
Luke 13:34 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets; and stonest them that are sent to thee, how often would I have gathered thy children as the bird doth her brood under her wings, and thou wouldest not?
Revelation 11:8 And their bodies shall lie in the streets of the great city which is called spiritually, Sodom and Egypt: where their Lord also was crucified.
Matthew 23:30 And say: If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
Matthew 5:12 Be glad and rejoice for your reward is very great in heaven. For so they persecuted the prophets that were before you.
Matthew 21:35,36 And the husbandmen laying hands on his servants, beat one and killed another and stoned another. . . .
Matthew 22:6 And the rest laid hands on his servants and, having treated them contumeliously, put them to death.
2 Chronicles 24:21,22 And they gathered themselves together against him, and stoned him at the king's commandment in the court of the house of the Lord. . . .
Nehemiah 9:26 But they provoked thee to wrath, and departed from thee, and threw thy law behind their backs: and they killed thy prophets, who admonished them earnestly to return to thee: and they were guilty of great blasphemies.
Jeremiah 2:30 In vain have I struck your children, they have not received correction: your sword hath devoured your prophets, your generation is like a ravaging lion.
Jeremiah 26:23 And they brought Urias out of Egypt: and brought him to king Joakim, and he slew him with the sword: and he cast his dead body into the graves of the common people.
Mark 12:3-6 Who, having laid hands on him, beat and sent him away empty. . . .
Luke 20:11-14 And again he sent another servant. But they beat him also and, treating him reproachfully, sent him away empty. . . .
Acts 7:51,52 You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Ghost. As your fathers did, so do you also. . . .
1 Thessalonians 2:15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and the prophets, and have persecuted us, and please not God, and are adversaries to all men;
Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the abyss shall make war against them and shall overcome them and kill them.
Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And I wondered, when I had seen her, with great admiration.
2 Chronicles 36:15,16 And the Lord the God of their fathers sent to them, by the hand of his messengers, rising early, and daily admonishing them: because he spared his people and his dwelling place. . . .
Psalm 81:8-11 Hear, O my people, and I will testify to thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken to me, . . .
Jeremiah 6:16,17 Thus saith the Lord: Stand ye on the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, which is the good way, and walk ye in it: and you shall find refreshment for your souls. And they said: We will not walk. . . .
Jeremiah 11:7,8 For protesting I conjured your fathers in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt even to this day: rising early I conjured them, and said: Hearken ye to my voice: . . .
Jeremiah 25:3-7 From the thirteenth year of Josias the son of Ammon king of Juda until this day: this is the three and twentieth year, the word of the Lord hath come to me, and I have spoken to you, rising before day, and speaking, and you have not hearkened. . . .
Jeremiah 35:15 And I have sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising early, and sending and saying: Return ye every man from his wicked way, and make your ways good: and follow not strange gods, nor worship them, and you shall dwell in the land, which I gave you and your fathers: and you have not inclined your ear, nor hearkened to me.
Jeremiah 42:9-13 And he said to them: Thus saith the Lord the God of Israel, to whom you sent me, to present your supplications before him: . . .
Jeremiah 44:4 And I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising early, and sending, and saying: Do not commit this abominable thing, which I hate.
Zechariah 1:4 Be not as your fathers, to whom the former prophets have cried, saying: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Turn ye from your evil ways, and from your wicked thoughts: but they did not give ear, neither did they hearken to me, saith the Lord.
Deuteronomy 32:11,12 As the eagle enticing her young to fly, and hovering over them, he spread his wings, and hath taken him and carried him on his shoulders. . . .
Ruth 2:12 The Lord render unto thee for thy work, and mayst thou receive a full reward of the Lord the God of Israel, to whom thou art come, and under whose wings thou art fled.
Psalm 17:8 From them that resist thy right hand keep me, as the apple of thy eye. Protect me under the shadow of thy wings.
Psalm 36:7 O how hast thou multiplied thy mercy, O God! But the children of men shall put their trust under the cover of thy wings.
Psalm 57:1 Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title, when he fled from Saul into the cave.  Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me: for my soul trusteth in thee. And in the shadow of thy wings will I hope, until iniquity pass away.
Psalm 63:7 Because thou hast been my helper. And I will rejoice under the cover of thy wings:
Psalm 91:4 He will overshadow thee with his shoulders: and under his wings thou shalt trust.
Matthew 22:3 And he sent his servants to call them that were invited to the marriage: and they would not come.
Proverbs 1:24-31 You have despised all my counsel, and have neglected my reprehensions. . . .
Isaiah 50:2 Because I came, and there was not a man: I called, and there was none that would hear. Is my hand shortened and become little, that I cannot redeem? or is there no strength in me to deliver? Behold at my rebuke I will make the sea a desert, I will turn the rivers into dry land: the fishes shall rot for want of water, and shall die for thirst.
Hosea 11:2,7 As they called them, they went away from before their face: they offered victims to Baalim, and sacrificed to idols. . . .
Luke 14:17-20 And he sent his servant at the hour of supper to say to them that were invited, that they should come: for now all things are ready. . . .
Luke 15:28 And he was angry and would not go in. His father therefore coming out began to entreat him.
Luke 19:14-44 But his citizens hated him and they sent an embassage after him, saying: We will not have this man to reign over us. . . .
ContextLament over Jerusalem
36Amen I say to you, all these things shall come upon this generation. 37Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered together thy children, as the hen doth gather her chickens under her wings, and thou wouldst not? 38Behold, your house shall be left to you, desolate.…
The Lord render unto thee for thy work, and mayst thou receive a full reward of the Lord the God of Israel, to whom thou art come, and under whose wings thou art fled.
What is there that I ought to do more to my vineyard, that I have not done to it? was it that I looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it hath brought forth wild grapes?
For this city hath been to me a provocation and indignation from the day that they built it, until this day, in which it shall be taken out of my sight.
And the king commanded Jeremiel the son of Amelech, and Saraias the son of Ezriel, and Selemias the son of Abdeel, to take up Baruch the scribe, and Jeremiah the prophet: but the Lord hid them.
Woe to them, for they have departed from me: they shall be wasted because they have transgressed against me: and I redeemed them: and they have spoken lies against me.
Be glad and rejoice for your reward is very great in heaven. For so they persecuted the prophets that were before you.
Wherefore you are witnesses against yourselves, that you are the sons of them that killed the prophets.
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets; and stonest them that are sent to thee, how often would I have gathered thy children as the bird doth her brood under her wings, and thou wouldest not?
Behold your house shall be left to you desolate. And I say to you that you shall not see me till the time come when you shall say: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? And they have slain them who foretold of the coming of the Just One: of whom you have been now the betrayers and murderers.
Additional TranslationsO Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those sent to her, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were unwilling!
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killing the prophets and stoning those having been sent to her! How often would I have gathered together your children, the way in which a hen gathers together her chicks under the wings, and you were not willing!
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent to you, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you would not!
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killeth the prophets, and stoneth them that are sent unto her! how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, [the city] that kills the prophets and stones those that are sent unto her, how often would I have gathered thy children as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killeth the prophets, and stoneth them that are sent unto her! how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them who are sent to thee, how often would I have gathered thy children, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem! thou who murderest the Prophets and stonest those who have been sent to thee! how often have I desired to gather thy children to me, just as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you would not come!
"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!
'Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that art killing the prophets, and stoning those sent unto thee, how often did I will to gather thy children together, as a hen doth gather her own chickens under the wings, and ye did not will.
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