and if ye are willing to receive [it], he is Elijah who was about to come;
he who is having ears to hear -- let him hear.
`And to what shall I liken this generation? it is like little children in market-places, sitting and calling to their comrades,
and saying, We piped unto you, and ye did not dance, we lamented to you, and ye did not smite the breast.
`For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a demon;
the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, Lo, a man, a glutton, and a wine-drinker, a friend of tax-gatherers and sinners, and wisdom was justified of her children.'
Then began he to reproach the cities in which were done most of his mighty works, because they did not reform.
`Wo to thee, Chorazin! wo to thee, Bethsaida! because, if in Tyre and Sidon had been done the mighty works that were done in you, long ago in sackcloth and ashes they had reformed;
but I say to you, to Tyre and Sidon it shall be more tolerable in a day of judgment than for you.
`And thou, Capernaum, which unto the heaven wast exalted, unto hades shalt be brought down, because if in Sodom had been done the mighty works that were done in thee, it had remained unto this day;
but I say to you, to the land of Sodom it shall be more tolerable in a day of judgment than to thee.'