If only they had such a heart to fear Me and keep all My commands, so that they and their children will prosper forever.
"And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you except to fear the LORD your God by walking in all His ways, to love Him, and to worship the LORD your God with all your heart and all your soul?
Keep the LORD's commands and statutes I am giving you today, for your own good.
If only they were wise, they would figure it out; they would understand their fate.
If only you had paid attention to My commands. Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.
"Jerusalem, Jerusalem! The city who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her. How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, yet you were not willing!
As He approached and saw the city, He wept over it,
saying, "If you knew this day what [would bring] peace-- but now it is hidden from your eyes.