New American Standard Bible
and say, 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.'
King James Bible
And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.
Darby Bible Translation
say, We have piped to you, and ye have not danced: we have mourned to you, and ye have not wailed.
World English Bible
and say, 'We played the flute for you, and you didn't dance. We mourned for you, and you didn't lament.'
Young's Literal Translation
and saying, We piped unto you, and ye did not dance, we lamented to you, and ye did not smite the breast.
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LibraryChrist's Strange Thanksgiving
'I thank Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.' --MATT. xi. 25. When Jesus was about to cure one dumb man, He lifted up His eyes to heaven and sighed. Sorrow filled His soul in the act of working deliverance. The thought of the depth of the miseries He had come to heal, and of the ocean of them which He was then diminishing but by one poor drop, saddened Him. When Jesus thought of the woes that had …
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The Meek and Lowly One
When they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, they lamented there with a very great and sorrowful lamentation; and he observed seven days mourning for his father.
"But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market places, who call out to the other children,
"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon!'
"They are like children who sit in the market place and call to one another, and they say, 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.'
Now they were all weeping and lamenting for her; but He said, "Stop weeping, for she has not died, but is asleep."
And following Him was a large crowd of the people, and of women who were mourning and lamenting Him.
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