New Living Translation
'We played wedding songs, and you didn't dance, so we played funeral songs, and you didn't 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.
Darby Bible Translation
say, We have piped to you, and ye have not danced: we have mourned to you, and ye have not wailed.
World English Bible
and say, 'We played the flute for you, and you didn't dance. We mourned for you, and you didn't lament.'
Young's Literal Translation
and saying, We piped unto you, and ye did not dance, we lamented to you, and ye did not smite the breast.
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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
When they arrived at the threshing floor of Atad, near the Jordan River, they held a very great and solemn memorial service, with a seven-day period of mourning for Joseph's father.
"To what can I compare this generation? It is like children playing a game in the public square. They complain to their friends,
For John didn't spend his time eating and drinking, and you say, 'He's possessed by a demon.'
They are like children playing a game in the public square. They complain to their friends, We played wedding songs, and you didn't dance, so we played funeral songs, and you didn't weep.'
The house was filled with people weeping and wailing, but he said, "Stop the weeping! She isn't dead; she's only asleep."
A large crowd trailed behind, including many grief-stricken women.
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