Matthew 11:14-24 (New Century Version)

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14 And if you will believe what they said, you will believe that John is Elijah, whom they said would come. 15 You people who can hear me, listen! 16 "What can I say about the people of this time? What are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace, who call out to each other, 17 'We played music for you, but you did not dance; we sang a sad song, but you did not cry.' 18 John came and did not eat or drink like other people. So people say, 'He has a demon.' 19 The Son of Man came, eating and drinking, and people say, 'Look at him! He eats too much and drinks too much wine, and he is a friend of tax collectors and sinners.' But wisdom is proved to be right by what it does." 20 Then Jesus criticized the cities where he did most of his miracles, because the people did not change their lives and stop sinning. 21 He said, "How terrible for you, Korazin! How terrible for you, Bethsaida! If the same miracles I did in you had happened in Tyre and Sidon, those people would have changed their lives a long time ago. They would have worn rough cloth and put ashes on themselves to show they had changed. 22 But I tell you, on the Judgment Day it will be better for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 23 And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to heaven? No, you will be thrown down to the depths. If the miracles I did in you had happened in Sodom, its people would have stopped sinning, and it would still be a city today. 24 But I tell you, on the Judgment Day it will be better for Sodom than for you."
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