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Matthew 11:12-22 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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12 "From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force. 12 From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it.
13 "For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John. 13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.
14 "And if you are willing to accept it, John himself is Elijah who was to come. 14 And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come.
15 "He who has ears to hear, let him hear. 15 He who has ears, let him hear.
16 "But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market places, who call out to the other children, 16 "To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:
17 and say, 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.' 17 " 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.'
18 "For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon!' 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'
19 "The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds." 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and "sinners." ' But wisdom is proved right by her actions."
20 Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent. 20 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, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had occurred in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 21 "Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
22 "Nevertheless I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. 22 But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.