16 ‘But to what will I compare this generation? It
is like children sitting in the market-places and calling to one
17 “We played
the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did
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, “Look, a glutton
and a drunkard, a friend of tax-collectors and sinners!” Yet
wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.’
25 At that time Jesus said, ‘I thank you, Father,
Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from
the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants;
26 yes, Father,
for such was your gracious will.
27 All things
have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son
except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and
anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and
I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke
upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
30 For my yoke
is easy, and my burden is light.’