Verses 41-44 “41And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,
42Saying, 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.
43For 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,
44And 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.”
Jesus wept over Jerusalem because so many of His people were lost in sin. He wept because his people had let their opportunities to be right with God slip through their fingers. And He wept because the future of Israel was one of judgment, violence, death and destruction. His weeping was a human response and proved that he was fully human. Jesus was filled with love and compassion for sinners. He was not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the Jews were sinfully ignorant of their gospel opportunities. Jesus predicted long ago that Israel would be surrounded, oppressed, and tormented by terrorists. We see what is, no doubt, just the beginning of this today.