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 Matthew 23:13 - 36
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   Book of Matthew
   Chapter 23
23:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. F102
 
23:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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23:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.
 
23:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Woe to you, blind guides! You say, 'If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.'
 
23:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred?
 
23:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You also say, 'If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gift on it, he is bound by his oath.'
 
23:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred?
 
23:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Therefore, he who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it.
 
23:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And he who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells in it.
 
23:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And he who swears by heaven swears by God's throne and by the one who sits on it.
 
23:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices - mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law - justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.
 
23:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.
 
23:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.
 
23:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.
 
23:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean.
 
23:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.
 
23:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous.
 
23:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And you say, 'If we had lived in the days of our forefathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.'
 
23:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets.
 
23:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Fill up, then, the measure of the sin of your forefathers!
 
23:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?
 
23:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Therefore I am sending you prophets and wise men and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town.
 
23:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.
 
23:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I tell you the truth, all this will come upon this generation.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F102 Some manuscripts to. [14] Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You devour widows' houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Therefore you will be punished more severely.

 
 

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