16"To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:17" 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.'18For John came neither eating1 nor drinking,2 and they say, 'He has a demon.'19The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and "sinners." '3 But wisdom is proved right by her actions."
Then Jesus began to denounce the cities in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent.
21"Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida!4 If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon,5 they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.622But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.723And you, Capernaum,8 will you be lifted up to the skies? No, you will go down to the depths.a9 If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.24But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you."10
At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father,11 Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.1226Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.