New Living Translation
"To what can I compare this generation? It is like children playing a game in the public square. They complain to their friends,
King James Bible
But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
Darby Bible Translation
But to whom shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the markets, which, calling to their companions,
World English Bible
"But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces, who call to their companions
Young's Literal Translation
'And to what shall I liken this generation? it is like little children in market-places, sitting and calling to their comrades,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:16 This generation - That is, the men of this age. They are like those froward children of whom their fellows complain, that they will be pleased no way.
LibraryMessiah's Easy Yoke
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. T hough the influence of education and example, may dispose us to acknowledge the Gospel to be a revelation from God; it can only be rightly understood, or duly prized, by those persons who feel themselves in the circumstances of distress, which it is designed to relieve. No Israelite would think of fleeing to a city of refuge (Joshua 20:2. …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
The Yoke of Christ.
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xi. 2, "Now when John Heard in the Prison the Works of the Christ, He Sent by his Disciples,
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xi. 25, "I Thank Thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth, that Thou Didst Hide These Things From
Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!
'We played wedding songs, and you didn't dance, so we played funeral songs, and you didn't mourn.'
They love to receive respectful greetings as they walk in the marketplaces, and to be called 'Rabbi.'
Jesus also taught: "Beware of these teachers of religious law! For they like to parade around in flowing robes and receive respectful greetings as they walk in the marketplaces.
"What sorrow awaits you Pharisees! For you love to sit in the seats of honor in the synagogues and receive respectful greetings as you walk in the marketplaces.
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