The Bible in Its Traditions

Luke 7:31–35

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31  "Therefore to what shall I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like?

31  Then the Lord said: “Therefore, to what shall I compare the men of this generation? And to what are they similar?

31  And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?

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32  They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, saying: 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we mourned for you, and you did not weep.'

32  They are like boys who sit in the street, and call to their friends and say, We have sung to you but you did not dance; and we have wailed to you and you did not weep.

32  They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.

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33  "For John the Baptist has come neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, 'He has a demon.'

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34  The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'

34  The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold, a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!

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35  And so wisdom is justified by all her children."

35  But wisdom is justified by all her children.”