"To what then shall I compare the men of the present generation, and what do they resemble?
They are like children sitting in the public square and calling out to one another, `We have played the flute to you, and you have not danced: we have sung dirges, and you have not shown sorrow.'
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, there is a man who is overfond of eating and drinking--he is a friend of tax-gatherers and notorious sinners!'
But wisdom is justified by all who are truly wise."
Now one of the Pharisees repeatedly invited Him to a meal at his house; so He entered the house and reclined at the table.
And there was a woman in the town who was a notorious sinner. Having learnt that Jesus was at table in the Pharisee's house she brought a flask of perfume,
and, standing behind close to His feet, weeping, began to wet His feet with her tears; and with her hair she wiped the tears away again, while she lovingly kissed His feet and poured the perfume over them.
Noticing this, the Pharisee, His host, said to himself, "This man, if he were really a Prophet, would know who and what sort of person this woman is who is touching him--and would know that she is an immoral woman."
In answer to his thoughts Jesus said to him, "Simon, I have a word to say to you." "Rabbi, say on," he replied.
"There were once two men in debt to one money-lender," said Jesus; "one owed him five hundred shillings and the other fifty.