41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

Other Translations of Luke 19:41

New International Version

41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it

English Standard Version

41 And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it,

The Message

41 When the city came into view, he wept over it.

New King James Version

41 Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it,

New Living Translation

41 But as he came closer to Jerusalem and saw the city ahead, he began to weep.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 19:41

Commentary on Luke 19:41-48

(Read Luke 19:41-48)

Who can behold the holy Jesus, looking forward to the miseries that awaited his murderers, weeping over the city where his precious blood was about to be shed, without seeing that the likeness of God in the believer, consists much in good-will and compassion? Surely those cannot be right who take up any doctrines of truth, so as to be hardened towards their fellow-sinners. But let every one remember, that though Jesus wept over Jerusalem, he executed awful vengeance upon it. Though he delights not in the death of a sinner, yet he will surely bring to pass his awful threatenings on those who neglect his salvation. The Son of God did not weep vain and causeless tears, nor for a light matter, nor for himself. He knows the value of souls, the weight of guilt, and how low it will press and sink mankind. May he then come and cleanse our hearts by his Spirit, from all that defiles. May sinners, on every side, become attentive to the words of truth and salvation.