"To what should I compare this generation? It's like children sitting in the marketplaces who call out to each other:
We played the flute for you, but you didn't dance; we sang a lament, but you didn't mourn! b18
For John did not come eating or drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon!'
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is vindicated c by her deeds." d20
Then He proceeded to denounce the towns where most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent:
"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented in sackcloth and ashes long ago!
But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.
And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will go down to Hades. e For if the miracles that were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until today.
But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom on the day of judgment than for you."