|2 Chronicles 36:15|
15 And the LORD God of their fathers sent [warnings] to them by his messengers, rising up early and sending because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place:
3 "From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, even to this day, which has been three and twentieth year, the word of the LORD has come to me and I have spoken to you, rising early to do so; but you have not listened and obeyed.
13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you shall be ashamed, and those who depart from you shall be written in the dust because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.
|Matthew 23:31-37 |
31 Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves, that you are the children of those who killed the prophets.
32 Fill up then, the measure of the sins of your forefathers.
33 You serpents, you offspring of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of hell?
34 Therefore, behold, I send to you prophets, and wise men, and scribes; and some of them you will kill and crucify; and some of them you will flog in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city.
35 So that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berechiah, whom you killed between the temple and the altar. [As the Jews killed the prophets, thinking them evil; as the Jews killed Jesus and Stephen, thinking them evil; as the Roman Catholics tortured and killed 9,000,000 souls in their inquisitions, thinking them evil; so did the Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Baptists, and Congregationalists imprison tens of thousands, seize property of tens of thousands, and kill a thousand early Quakers — thinking them evil.]
36 Truly I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.
37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to you,6 how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you would not [come to me and believe me]!