These things happened as examples for us, so that we might not desire evil things, as they did. And do not become idolaters, as some of them did, as it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to revel." Let us not indulge in immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell within a single day. Let us not test Christ as some of them did, and suffered death by serpents. Do not grumble as some of them did, and suffered death by the destroyer. These things happened to them as an example, and they have been written down as a warning to us, upon whom the end of the ages has come. Therefore, whoever thinks he is standing secure should take care not to fall. No trial has come to you but what is human. God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength; but with the trial he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to bear it.
As he drew near. he saw the city and wept over it. saying. "If this day you only knew what makes for peace--but now it is hidden from your eyes. For the days are coming upon you when your enemies will raise a palisade against you. they will encircle you and hem you in on all sides. They will smash you to the ground and your children within you. and they will not leave one stone upon another within you because you did not recognize the time of your visitation." Then Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things. saying to them. "It is written. 'My house shall be a house of prayer. but you have made it a den of thieves.'" And every day he was teaching in the temple area. The chief priests. the scribes. and the leaders of the people. meanwhile. were seeking to put him to death.