Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem
r And when he drew near and saw the city, s he wept over it,
saying, t "Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now u they are hidden from your eyes.
For v the days will come upon you, when your enemies w will set up a barricade around you and x surround you and hem you in on every side
y and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And z they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know a the time of your b visitation."
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Luke 19:41 - 44
And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it.
Luke 13:34 - 35
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!
Luke 23:28 - 31
But turning to them Jesus said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.
If they were wise, they would understand this; they would discern their latter end!
"He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and turn, and I would heal them."
And he said to the disciples, "The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.
And I will encamp against you all around, and will besiege you with towers and I will raise siegeworks against you.
Therefore thus says the Lord concerning the king of Assyria: He shall not come into this city or shoot an arrow there or come before it with a shield or cast up a siege mound against it.
For thus says the Lord of hosts: "Cut down her trees; cast up a siege mound against Jerusalem. This is the city that must be punished; there is nothing but oppression within her.
And put siegeworks against it, and build a siege wall against it, and cast up a mound against it. Set camps also against it, and plant battering rams against it all around.
He will kill with the sword your daughters on the mainland. He will set up a siege wall against you and throw up a mound against you, and raise a roof of shields against you.
But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near.
Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock!
Samaria shall bear her guilt, because she has rebelled against her God; they shall fall by the sword; their little ones shall be dashed in pieces, and their pregnant women ripped open.
Yet she became an exile; she went into captivity; her infants were dashed in pieces at the head of every street; for her honored men lots were cast, and all her great men were bound in chains.
"As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down."
Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place.
1 Peter 2:12
Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.