But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like to children sitting in the markets, and calling to their fellows,
Boanerges and Barnabas are sent. If the preacher is vehement, then you say that frightening men is not the right way of dealing with them; if he is pathetic, you say there ought not to be an attempt to master the feelings without carrying the judgment. The occurrences of daily life are so many endeavours on the part of the Almighty to win men from unrighteousness. Both prosperity and adversity; men resist the combination.
(H. Melvill, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,