Matt. 23:34 Wherefore, behold,
 I [Jesus] send unto you [the nation, Israel]
[a.] prophets, and
[b.] wise men, and
[c.] scribes: and
[11.] [some] of them ye shall
[aa.] kill and
[ab.] crucify; and
[12.] [some] of them shall ye
[aa.] scourge in your synagogues, and
[ab.] persecute [them] from city to city:
 upon you [the nation, Israel] may come
[a.] all the righteous blood shed upon the earth,
[11.] from the blood of righteous Abel
[12.] unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias,
[aa.] whom ye slew between
[111.] the temple and
[112.] the altar.
23:36 Verily I say unto you,
 All these things
[a.] shall come upon this generation [the generation of Jews that rejected Jesus].
 [thou] that killest the prophets, and
 [thou that] stonest them
[a.] which are sent unto thee,
 how often would I have gathered thy children together,
[a.] even as a hen gathereth her chickens under [her] wings, and
[11.] ye would not!
23:38  Behold, your house [the house of Jerusalem: the nation, Israel]
[a.] is left unto you desolate.
23:39  For I say unto you,
[a.] Ye shall not see me [your Anointed Messiah] henceforth,
[11.] till ye shall say,
[aa.] Blessed [is] he that cometh
[111.] in the name of the Lord [c/p. Zech.12:7-14].
Jesus prophesies the destruction of the temple
Matt. 24:1 And Jesus
 went out, and
 departed from the temple: and
[a.] his disciples came to [him]
[11.] for to show him
[aa.] the buildings of the temple.
24:2 And Jesus said unto them,
 See ye not all these things?
 verily I say unto you,
[a.] There shall not be left here
[11.] one stone upon another [of the temple],
[aa.] that shall not be thrown down.
 Chapters 24 and 25 of Matthew—taken in their context—concern three subjects: the destruction of the temple, the signs of Jesus’ second coming, and the signs of the end of the age [not the world]. These passages primarily concern Israel and its people during The Antichrist Covenant week of years (Dan. 9:24-27), and not the Church.
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