This Sunday’s Gospel lesson is from St. Luke 13:31-35. Here is my translation of this text:
31 -In that same hour, some Pharisees came up, saying to Him: “Go away and leave this place. Herod wants to kill you.”
32 – And He said to them: Go and tell that fox, ‘Look, I am going to expel (exorcise) demons and cure people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will complete my agenda.
34 – Jerusalem, Jerusalem! You are the one killing the prophets and stoning the ones sent to you! How often did I want to bring you together, like a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you refused to do so.
35 – Look, your house is left to you desolate, and I say to you, you will not see Me until you are prepared to say, ‘Blessed is the One coming in the name of the Lord.’
 N.T. Wright translates it this way in his The Kingdom New Testament.
 Or “outside” Jerusalem. The idea, however, is that this is the only appointed place for Jesus to die.
 “Collect” or “gather”
 It has been abandoned. The glory has departed.