Matthew 21:32
For John came to you in a righteous way and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.
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Matthew 3:1-8
In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea . . .

Isaiah 35:8
And there will be a highway called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not travel it, only those who walk in that Way--and fools will not stray onto it.

Jeremiah 6:16
This is what the LORD says: "Stand at the crossroads and look. Ask for the ancient paths: Where is the good way? Then walk in it and find rest for your souls. But they said, 'We will not walk in it!'

Luke 3:8-13
Therefore produce fruit worthy of repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. . . .

2 Peter 2:21
It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than to have known it and turned away from the holy commandment passed on to them.

and ye believed.

Matthew 21:25
What was the source of John's baptism? Was it from heaven or from men?" They deliberated among themselves and said, "If we say, 'From heaven, ' He will ask, 'Why then did you not believe him?'

Matthew 11:18
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon!'

Luke 7:29, 30
All the people who heard this, even the tax collectors, acknowledged God's justice. For they had received the baptism of John. . . .

John 5:33-36
You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth. . . .

Acts 13:25-29
As John was completing his course, he said, 'Who do you suppose I am? I am not that One. But He is coming after me whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.' . . .

the publicans.

Luke 7:37
When a sinful woman from that town learned that Jesus was dining there, she brought an alabaster jar of perfume.


Psalm 81:11, 12
But My people would not listen to Me, and Israel would not obey Me. . . .

Zechariah 7:11, 12
But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder; they stopped up their ears from hearing. . . .

John 5:37-40
And the Father who sent Me has Himself testified about Me. You have never heard His voice nor seen His form, . . .

2 Timothy 2:25
He must gently reprove those who oppose him, in the hope that God may grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth.

Hebrews 3:12
See to it, brothers, that none of you has a wicked heart of unbelief that turns away from the living God.

Hebrews 6:6-8
and then have fallen away--to be restored again to repentance, because they themselves are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting Him to open shame. . . .

Revelation 2:21
Even though I have given her time to repent of her immorality, she is unwilling.

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him; but the tax collectors and prostitutes did believe him; and you, seeing this, did not even feel remorse afterward so as to 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you didn't believe him. Tax collectors and prostitutes did believe him, but you, when you saw it, didn't even change your minds then and believe him.

International Standard Version
John came to you living a righteous life, and you didn't believe him, but the tax collectors and prostitutes did. But even when you saw that, you didn't change your minds at last and believe him."

NET Bible
For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him. But the tax collectors and prostitutes did believe. Although you saw this, you did not later change your minds and believe him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For Yohannan came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not trust him, but Tax Collectors and prostitutes trusted him, and even when you saw it, you were not moved with regret afterward to trust him.”
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