New Living Translation
"To what can I compare the people of this generation?" Jesus asked. "How can I describe them?
King James Bible
And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
Darby Bible Translation
To whom therefore shall I liken the men of this generation, and to whom are they like?
World English Bible
"To what then will I liken the people of this generation? What are they like?
Young's Literal Translation
And the Lord said, 'To what, then, shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
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"To what can I compare this generation? It is like children playing a game in the public square. They complain to their friends,
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They are like children playing a game in the public square. They complain to their friends, We played wedding songs, and you didn't dance, so we played funeral songs, and you didn't weep.'
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