3. Lamenting and Reproaching
the Stubborn and Unrepentant Generation
16 But to what shall I liken this ageneration? It is like little children sitting in the marketplaces, who call to the others
17 And say, We have 1played the flute to you, and you did not dance; we have 1sung a dirge, and you did not mourn.
18 For John came 1neither aeating nor bdrinking; and they say, He has a 2cdemon.
19 The aSon of Man came 1beating and drinking; and they say, Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a 2friend of ctax collectors and sinners. Yet 3dwisdom is justified by her 4works.
20 Then He began to reproach the cities in which most of His aworks of power took place, because they did not repent:
21 aWoe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, bBethsaida! For if the works of power which took place in you had taken place in cTyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in dsackcloth and eashes.
22 But I say to you, It will be 1amore tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you.
23 And you, aCapernaum, who have been bexalted to heaven, cto 1dHades you will be brought down. For if the works of power which took place in you had taken place in Sodom, it would have remained until today.
24 But I say to you that it will be more tolerable for the land of aSodom in the day of judgment than for you.