Matthew 23:29–36 (ESV)
Seven Woes to the Scribes and Pharisees (7th Woe)
29 “Woe to you,
scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and decorate the monuments of the righteous, 30 saying, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with them in
shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 31 Thus you witness against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers. 33 You
serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell? 34 Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and
persecute from town to town, 35 so that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah the son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the
altar. 36 Truly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.
Jesus is calling out the scribes and Pharisees
for honoring the tombs of the prophets that were killed by their fathers (ancestors). They were walking in the same shoes as their fathers by killing the prophets. They are hypocrites and no better than their ancestors. Well, they will kill
I pray: O Lord, help me to trust you instead of rebelling against you. Help me to not be led astray. Amen.