Luke 7:32
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English Standard Version
They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, “‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.’

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
They are like unto children that sit in the marketplace, and call one to another; who say, We piped unto you, and ye did not dance; we wailed, and ye did not weep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They are like to children sitting in the marketplace, and speaking one to another, and saying: We have piped to you, and you have not danced: we have mourned, and you have not wept.

English Revised Version
They are like unto children that sit in the marketplace, and call one to another; which say, We piped unto you, and ye did not dance; we wailed, and ye did not weep.

Webster's Bible Translation
They are like children sitting in the market-place, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped to you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.

Weymouth New Testament
They are like children sitting in the public square and calling out to one another, 'We have played the flute to you, and you have not danced: we have sung dirges, and you have not shown sorrow.'

Luke 7:32 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Children (παιδίοις)

Diminutive; little children. See on Matthew 11:16.

Market-place

See on Matthew 11:16.

We piped

Playing at wedding.

Mourned (ἐθρηνήσαμεν)

Rev., much better, wailed: playing at funeral.

Weep (ἐκλαύσατε)

Of audible weeping. See on Matthew 5:4. Matthew has ἐκόψασθε, beaten your breasts. See on Matthew 11:17.

Luke 7:32 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

are.

Proverbs 17:16 Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he has no heart to it?

Isaiah 28:9-13 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk...

Isaiah 29:11,12 And the vision of all is become to you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying...

Jeremiah 5:3-5 O LORD, are not your eyes on the truth? you have stricken them, but they have not grieved; you have consumed them...

See on

Matthew 11:16-19 But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like to children sitting in the markets, and calling to their fellows...

children.

Zechariah 8:5 And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.

Cross References
Matthew 11:17
"'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.'

Matthew 20:3
And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the marketplace,

Luke 7:31
"To what then shall I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like?

Luke 7:33
For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, 'He has a demon.'

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