31 "Thus you bear witness against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the neḇi'im -
32 and you fill up the measure of your fathers!
33 "Serpents, brood of adders! How would you escape the judgment of Gehenna?
34 "Because of this, see, I send you neḇi'im, and wise men, and scholars. Some of them you shall kill and impale, and some of them you shall flog in your congregations and persecute from city to city,
35 so that on you should come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Heḇel to the blood of Zeḵaryah, son of Bereḵyah, whom you murdered between the Mishkan and the altar.
36 "Truly, I say to you, all this shall come upon this generation.
37 "Yerushalayim, Yerushalayim, killing the neḇi'im and stoning those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, but you would not!
38 "See! Your house is left to you laid waste,
39 for I say to you, from now on you shall by no means see Me, until you say, ‘Baruḵ is He who is coming in the Name of יהוה!' "