But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like to children sitting in the markets, and calling to their fellows,
If a Christian be reserved in his habits and a lover of retirement, they describe him as narrow and ungenial. If he be frank and accessible, they shake their heads over his worldliness and inordinate love of society. He is never quite right in their eyes. He is too strict or too yielding; too gloomy or too happy; too cautious or too bold; too shrewd or too simple. Let not such judgments of men disconcert or discourage any who with an honest heart endeavour to be true to Christ.
(D. Fraser, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,