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Why did Jesus tell the women to weep for themselves and their children?

Luke 23:28
"But turning to them Jesus said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children".

Luke 23:26 - 30

ESV - 26 And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. 27 And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him.

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Q jcryle001 JD Abshire
As almighty God he knew of the impending persecution, death and destruction that would be in Israel's future which has continued for almost 2,000 years. 

Matthew 23:47 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!"

Matthew 27:24 "When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it."
v. 25 "Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children."

Luke 19:14 "But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us."

Hebrews 10:28 "He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:"

Hebrews 10:29 "Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?"

Hebrews 10:30 "For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people."

Hebrews 10:31 "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God."

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