28 For I say to you, among those born of women there is[a]not agreater prophet than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”
29 And when all the people heard Him, even the tax collectors [b]justified God, having been baptized with the baptism of John. 30 But the Pharisees and [c]lawyers rejected the will of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.
31 [d]And the Lord said, “To what then shall I liken the men of this generation, and what are they like?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 to you, And you did not weep.’
33 ForJohn the Baptist cameneither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’34 The Son of Man has comeeating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look, a glutton and a[e]winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’35 But wisdom is justified by all her children.”
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