Luke 7:31-41 NLT

31 “To what can I compare the people of this generation?” Jesus asked. “How can I describe them?
32 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.’
33 For John the Baptist didn’t spend his time eating bread or drinking wine, and you say, ‘He’s possessed by a demon.’
34 The Son of Man,a on the other hand, feasts and drinks, and you say, ‘He’s a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’

References for Luke 7:34

    • 7:34 - “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself.
      35 But wisdom is shown to be right by the lives of those who follow it.b

      References for Luke 7:35

        • 7:35 - Or But wisdom is justified by all her children.
          36 One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to have dinner with him, so Jesus went to his home and sat down to eat.c

          References for Luke 7:36

            • 7:36 - Or and reclined.
              37 When a certain immoral woman from that city heard he was eating there, she brought a beautiful alabaster jar filled with expensive perfume.
              38 Then she knelt behind him at his feet, weeping. Her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them off with her hair. Then she kept kissing his feet and putting perfume on them.
              39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know what kind of woman is touching him. She’s a sinner!”
              40 Then Jesus answered his thoughts. “Simon,” he said to the Pharisee, “I have something to say to you.” “Go ahead, Teacher,” Simon replied.
              41 Then Jesus told him this story: “A man loaned money to two people—500 pieces of silverd to one and 50 pieces to the other.

              References for Luke 7:41

                • 7:41 - Greek 500 denarii. A denarius was equivalent to a laborer’s full day’s wage.