“But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,”
King James Version (KJV)
11:16 This generation - That is, the men of this age. They are like those froward children of whom their fellows complain, that they will be pleased no way.
Mt 11:16 To what shall I liken this generation? Compare Lu 7:31-35. The Jewish nation is meant. The Lord shows that they were as capricious as children. Children sitting in the markets. All ancient towns had an open market place, which was the great place of resort.