Luke 13:23-35 New American Standard Bible

23  And someone said to Him, "Lord , are there just a few who are being saved ?" And He said to them, 24  " Strive to enter through the narrow door ; for many , I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able . 25  "Once e the head of the house gets up and shuts the door , and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door , saying , ' Lord , open up to us!' then He will answer and say to you, ' I do not know where you are from.' 26  "Then you will begin to say , 'We ate and drank in Your presence , and You taught in our streets '; 27  and He will say , 'I tell you, I do not know where you are from; DEPART FROM ME, ALL YOU EVILDOERS .' 28  " In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God , but yourselves being thrown out. 29  "And they will come from east and west and from north and south , and will recline at the table in the kingdom of God . 30  "And behold , some are last who will be first and some are first who will be last ."

Jesus Laments over Jerusalem

31  Just at that time some Pharisees approached , saying to Him, "Go away , leave here , for Herod wants to kill You." 32  And He said to them, "Go and tell that fox , 'Behold , I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow , and the third day I reach My goal .' 33  "Nevertheless I must journey on today and tomorrow and the next day; for it cannot e be that a prophet would perish outside of Jerusalem . 34  " O Jerusalem , Jerusalem , the city that kills the prophets and stones those sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together , just e as a hen gathers her brood under her wings , and you would not have it! 35  "Behold , your house is left to you desolate; and I say to you, you will not see Me until the time comes when you say , ' BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE Lord !' "

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