SCRIPTURE: Luke 13:34
Luke 13:34 King James Version
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee;
how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!
Luke 13:34 Common English Bible
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those who were sent to you!
How often I have wanted to gather your people just as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings.
But you didn’t want that.
Luke 13:34 Young’s Literal Translation
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that is killing the prophets, and stoning those sent unto her,
how often did I will to gather together thy children, as a hen her brood under the wings, and ye did not will.
Luke 13:34 The Message
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killer of prophets, abuser of the messengers of God!
How often I’ve longed to gather your children like a hen, her brood safe under her wings— but you refused and turned away!