But by refusing to be baptized by him, the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected God's purpose for themselves.)
"To what then will I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like?
They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, "We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not weep.'
For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, "He has a demon';
the Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, "Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'
Nevertheless, wisdom is vindicated by all her children."
One of the Pharisees asked Jesus a to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and took his place at the table.
And a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having learned that he was eating in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment.
She stood behind him at his feet, weeping, and began to bathe his feet with her tears and to dry them with her hair. Then she continued kissing his feet and anointing them with the ointment.
Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what kind of woman this is who is touching him—that she is a sinner."
Jesus spoke up and said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." "Teacher," he replied, "speak."
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