“Jesus wept.” Why Was He Weeping?

For a more in-dept discussion of this, SEE:

Jesus weeps over Jerusalem

ANSWER (the specific verses are below on this blog):

And when he was come near, He beheld the city [Jerusalem], and wept over it.

For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, [70 AD]

And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy [those in Jerusalem] visitation.  [Destruction of Jerusalem and the temple in 70 AD]

PLEASE READ THE NEXT VERSE CAREFULLY–SAME IN MATTHEW 24; MARK 13; AND LUKE 21!!!!!

36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. [generation of His disciples]

END OF ANSWER


Luke  13:34-35:

34 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!

35 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

JESUS is speaking to THOSE IN JERUSALEM THEN, NOT NOW!

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Luke 19:

39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.

40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

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

42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.

43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, [70 AD]

44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. [Destruction of Jerusalem and the temple in 70 AD]

45 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein [money changers–bankers], and them that bought;

46 Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye [money changers–bankers in Greek] have made it a den of thieves.

JESUS is speaking to THOSE IN JERUSALEM THEN, NOT NOW!

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Matthew 23:35-38:

35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.

PLEASE READ THE NEXT VERSE CAREFULLY–SAME IN MATTHEW 24; MARK 13; AND LUKE 21!!!!!

36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

37 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!

38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

JESUS is speaking to THOSE IN JERUSALEM THEN, NOT NOW!