Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

saying, 'We played the flute for you and you did not dance; we sang a lament and you did not mourn.'

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 Version

And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.

Holman Bible

We played the flute for you,
but you didn’t dance;
we sang a lament,
but you didn’t mourn!

International Standard Version

"A wedding song we played for you, the dance you all did scorn. A woeful dirge we chanted, too, but then you would not mourn.'

A Conservative Version

and saying, We piped to you, and ye did not dance, we mourned to you, and ye did not beat the breast.

American Standard Version

and say, We piped unto you, and ye did not dance; we wailed, and ye did not mourn.

Amplified

and say ‘We piped the flute for you [playing wedding], and you did not dance; we wailed sad dirges [playing funeral], and you did not mourn and cry aloud.’

An Understandable Version

We [pretended like we] were making music [at a wedding] but you did not dance; we [pretended like we] were wailing [at a funeral] but you did not beat your chest [in mourning].'

Anderson New Testament

and saying: "We have played on the pipe for you, and you have not danced; we have wailed for you, and you have not lamented.

Bible in Basic English

We made music for you and you did not take part in the dance; we gave cries of sorrow and you made no signs of grief.

Common New Testament

'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.'

Daniel Mace New Testament

"if we play a merry tune, you are not for dancing; if we act a mournful part, you are not in the humour."

Darby Translation

say, We have piped to you, and ye have not danced: we have mourned to you, and ye have not wailed.

Godbey New Testament

We piped unto you, and you did not dance; we mourned unto you, and you did not lament.

Goodspeed New Testament

" 'We have played the flute for you, and you would not dance! We have wailed and you would not beat your breasts!'

John Wesley New Testament

and calling to their fellows, And saying, We have piped to you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to tou, and ye have not lamented.

Julia Smith Translation

And saying, We played the flute to you, and ye moved not; we lamented to you and ye lamented not.

King James 2000

And saying, We have piped unto you, and you have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and you have not lamented.

Modern King James verseion

saying, We played the flute to you, and you did not dance! We mourned to you, but you did not wail!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and say, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; We have mourned unto you, and ye have not sorrowed.

Moffatt New Testament

'We piped to you and you would not dance, we lamented and you would not beat your breasts.'

Montgomery New Testament

"saying. 'We have piped to you and you have not danced; We have wailed, but you have not beaten your breasts.'

NET Bible

We played the flute for you, yet you did not dance; we wailed in mourning, yet you did not weep.'

New Heart English Bible

and say, 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance. We wailed in mourning, and you did not mourn.'

Noyes New Testament

and say, We piped to you, and ye did not dance; we sung a dirge, and ye did not lament.

Sawyer New Testament

and say, We have played on pipes for you, and you have not danced; we have mourned, and you have not lamented.

The Emphasized Bible

say, We played the flute to you, and ye danced not, - we sang a lament, and ye beat not the breast.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and saying, We have piped to you, and ye have not danced; we have sung mournful ditties to you, and ye have not beat your breasts.

Twentieth Century New Testament

'We have played the flute for you, but you have not danced; We have wailed, but you have not mourned.'

Webster

And saying, We have piped to you, and ye have not danced; We have mourned to you, and ye have not lamented.

Weymouth New Testament

"'We have played the flute to you,' they say, 'and you have not danced: we have sung dirges, and you have not beaten your breasts.'

Williams New Testament

"'We played the wedding march for you, but you did not dance. We sang the funeral dirge, but you did not beat your breasts.'

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.'

Worrell New Testament

say, 'We piped to you, and ye did not dance; we wailed, and ye did not lament.'

Worsley New Testament

and calling to their companions, and saying "We have sung and ye have not danced; we have mourned, and ye have not lamented:"

Youngs Literal Translation

and saying, We piped unto you, and ye did not dance, we lamented to you, and ye did not smite the breast.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

We have piped
αὐλέω 
Auleo 
Usage: 1

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293
Usage: 293

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ye have
ὀρχέομαι 
Orcheomai 
κόπτω 
Kopto 
Usage: 2
Usage: 6

not
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032
Usage: 1032

ὀρχέομαι 
Orcheomai 
Usage: 2

θρηνέω 
Threneo 
Usage: 1

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

A Question From John The Baptist

16 "But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces who call out to one another, 17 saying, 'We played the flute for you and you did not dance; we sang a lament and you did not mourn.' 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon!'



Cross References

1 Kings 1:40

All the people went up after him, and the people were playing on the flutes and rejoicing [with] great joy, and the earth shook with their noise.

Isaiah 28:9-13

[To] whom will he teach knowledge, and [to] whom will he explain [the] message? Those who are weaned from milk, [those] taken from [the] breast?

Isaiah 30:29

{You shall have a song} as [in] [the] night when a holy festival is kept, and a gladness of heart like one who goes with the flute, to go to the mountain of Yahweh, to the rock of Israel.

Jeremiah 9:17-20

Thus says Yahweh of hosts: "Consider closely, and call for the wailing women, so that they come, and for the skillful women, so that they come.

Jeremiah 31:4

I will again build you, and you will be built, O virgin Israel. You will again adorn yourself [with] your tambourines, and you will go forth in [the] dancing in a ring of [the] merrymakers.

Matthew 9:15

And Jesus said to them, "{The bridegroom's attendants} are not able to mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them. But days are coming when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.

Matthew 9:23

And [when] Jesus came into the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the disorderly crowd,

Luke 15:25

"Now his older son was in the field, and when he came [and] approached the house, he heard music and dancing.

1 Corinthians 9:19-23

For [although I] am free from all [people], I have enslaved myself to all, in order that I may gain more.

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