Matthew 21:32
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English Standard Version
For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. And even when you saw it, you did not afterward change your minds and believe him.

King James Bible
For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.

American Standard Version
For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not; but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye saw it, did not even repent yourselves afterward, that ye might believe him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For John came to you in the way of justice, and you did not believe him. But the publicans and the harlots believed him: but you, seeing it, did not even afterwards repent, that you might believe him.

English Revised Version
For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye saw it, did not even repent yourselves afterward, that ye might believe him.

Webster's Bible Translation
For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.

Weymouth New Testament
For John came to you observing all sorts of ritual, and you put no faith in him: the tax-gatherers and the notorious sinners did put faith in him, and you, though you saw this example set you, were not even afterwards sorry so as to believe him.

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came.

Matthew 3:1-8 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea...

Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it...

Jeremiah 6:16 Thus said the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein...

Luke 3:8-13 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father...

2 Peter 2:21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it...

and ye believed.

Matthew 21:25 The baptism of John, from where was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say...

Matthew 11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a devil.

Luke 7:29,30 And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John...

John 5:33-36 You sent to John, and he bore witness to the truth...

Acts 13:25-29 And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think you that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there comes one after me...

the publicans.

Luke 7:37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house...

*etc:

repented.

Psalm 81:11,12 But my people would not listen to my voice; and Israel would none of me...

Zechariah 7:11,12 But they refused to listen, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear...

John 5:37-40 And the Father himself, which has sent me, has borne witness of me. You have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape...

2 Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

Hebrews 6:6-8 If they shall fall away, to renew them again to repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh...

Revelation 2:21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

Cross References
Matthew 5:46
For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?

Matthew 21:31
Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the kingdom of God before you.

Luke 3:12
Tax collectors also came to be baptized and said to him, "Teacher, what shall we do?"

Luke 7:29
(When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just, having been baptized with the baptism of John,

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