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For John the Baptist came to you showing you the right path to take, and you would not believe him; but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. Even when you saw this, you did not later change your minds and believe him.
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For John came to you in the way of justice: and you did not believe him. But the publicans and the harlots believed him: but you, seeing it, did not even afterwards repent, that you might believe him.
Matthew 3:1-8 And in those days cometh John the Baptist preaching in the desert of Judea. . . .
Isaiah 35:8 And a path and a way shall be there, and it shall be called the holy way: the unclean shall not pass over it, and this shall be unto you a straight way, so that fools shall not err therein.
Jeremiah 6:16 Thus saith the Lord: Stand ye on the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, which is the good way, and walk ye in it: and you shall find refreshment for your souls. And they said: We will not walk.
Luke 3:8-13 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of penance: and do not begin to say, We have Abraham for our father. For I say unto you that God is able of these stones, to raise up children to Abraham. . . .
2 Peter 2:21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of justice than, after they have known it, to turn back from that holy commandment which was delivered to them.
and ye believed.
Matthew 21:25 The baptism of John, whence was it? From heaven or from men? But they thought within themselves, saying:
Matthew 11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking; and they say: He hath a devil.
Luke 7:29,30 And all the people hearing, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with John's baptism. . . .
John 5:33-36 You sent to John: and he gave testimony to the truth. . . .
Acts 13:25-29 And when John was fulfilling his course, he said: I am not he whom you think me to be. But behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose. . . .
Luke 7:37 And behold a woman that was in the city, a sinner, when she knew that he sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment.
Psalm 81:11,12 But my people heard not my voice: and Israel hearkened not to me. . . .
Zechariah 7:11,12 But they would not hearken, and they turned away the shoulder to depart: and they stopped their ears, not to hear. . . .
John 5:37-40 And the Father himself who hath sent me hath given testimony of me: neither have you heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. . . .
2 Timothy 2:25 With modesty admonishing them that resist the truth: if peradventure God may give them repentance to know the truth;
Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest perhaps there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, to depart from the living God.
Hebrews 6:6-8 And are fallen away: to be renewed again to penance, crucifying again to themselves the Son of God and making him a mockery. . . .
Revelation 2:21 And I gave her a time that she might do penance: and she will not repent of her fornication.
ContextThe Parable of the Two Sons
…31Which of the two did the father's will? They say to him: The first. Jesus saith to them: Amen I say to you that the publicans and the harlots shall go into the kingdom of God before you. 32For John came to you in the way of justice: and you did not believe him. But the publicans and the harlots believed him: but you, seeing it, did not even afterwards repent, that you might believe him. 33Hear ye another parable. There was a man, an householder, who planted a vineyard and made a hedge round about it and dug in it a press and built a tower and let it out to husbandmen and went into a strange country.…
For if you love them that love you, what reward shall you have? do not even the publicans this?
Which of the two did the father's will? They say to him: The first. Jesus saith to them: Amen I say to you that the publicans and the harlots shall go into the kingdom of God before you.
And the publicans also came to be baptized and said to him: Master, what shall we do?
And all the people hearing, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with John's baptism.
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