New cloth (Matthew 9:16) | back
16No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse. Who would patch an old garment with un-shrunk cloth? For the patch would pucker-up or tear away and make the whole worse. Jesus was explaining that they were so set in their old ways that they will never change. If you give them some real truth they just pucker-up.