To whom therefore shall I liken the men of this generation, and to whom are they like?
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.
For John the baptist has come neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and ye say, He has a demon.
The Son of man has come eating and drinking, and ye say, Behold an eater and wine-drinker, a a friend of tax-gatherers and sinners;
and wisdom has been justified of all her children.
But one of the Pharisees begged him that he would eat with him. And entering into the house of the Pharisee he took his place at table;
and behold, a woman in the city, who was a sinner, and knew that he was sitting at meat in the house of the Pharisee, having taken an alabaster box of myrrh,
and standing at his feet behind [him] weeping, began to wash his feet with tears; and she wiped them with the hairs of her head, and kissed b his feet, and anointed [them] with the myrrh.
And the Pharisee who had invited him, seeing it, spoke with himself saying, This [person] if he were a prophet would have known who and what c the woman is who touches him, for she is a sinner.
And Jesus answering said to him, Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. And he says, Teacher, say [it].
There were two debtors of a certain creditor: one owed five hundred denarii and the other fifty;