Matthew 11:17
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English Standard Version
“‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’

King James Bible
And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.

American Standard Version
and say, We piped unto you, and ye did not dance; we wailed, and ye did not mourn.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who crying to their companions say: We have piped to you, and you have not danced: we have lamented, and you have not mourned.

English Revised Version
and say, We piped unto you, and ye did not dance; we wailed, and ye did not mourn.

Webster's Bible Translation
And saying, We have piped to you, and ye have not danced; We have mourned to you, and ye have not lamented.

Weymouth New Testament
"'We have played the flute to you,' they say, 'and you have not danced: we have sung dirges, and you have not beaten your breasts.'

Matthew 11:17 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Mourn (ἐκόψασθε)

Lit., beat or strike (the breast), as in oriental funeral lamentations.

Matthew 11:17 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

1 Corinthians 9:19-23 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant to all, that I might gain the more...

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Matthew 9:15,23 And Jesus said to them, Can the children of the bridal chamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come...

1 Kings 1:40 And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy...

Isaiah 30:29 You shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart...

Jeremiah 9:17-20 Thus said the LORD of hosts, Consider you, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning women...

Jeremiah 31:4 Again I will build you, and you shall be built, O virgin of Israel: you shall again be adorned with your tabrets...

Luke 15:25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.

Cross References
Genesis 50:10
When they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, they lamented there with a very great and grievous lamentation, and he made a mourning for his father seven days.

Matthew 11:16
"But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their playmates,

Matthew 11:18
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'

Luke 7:32
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.'

Luke 8:52
And all were weeping and mourning for her, but he said, "Do not weep, for she is not dead but sleeping."

Luke 23:27
And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him.

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