47 Woe to you! For you rebuild the tombs of the prophets whom your fathers killed.
48 Truly you testify that you approve the deeds of your fathers. For they indeed killed them and you rebuild their tombs.6
49 Because of this, the wisdom of God said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and persecute.'
50 So that the blood of all the prophets shed from the foundation of the world will be required of this generation,
51 From the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the temple. Truly I say to you, it shall be required of this generation.
|Matthew 23:34-35 |
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.]