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 Matthew 23:1 - 38
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   Book of Matthew
   Chapter 23  - Click for Chapter Audio
23:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then R819 Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples,
 
23:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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saying: "The R820 scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses;
 
23:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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therefore all that they tell you, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds; for they say things and do not do them.
 
23:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"They R821 tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are unwilling to move them with so much as a finger.
 
23:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But they do all their deeds to R822 be noticed by men; for they broaden R823 their phylacteries F486 and lengthen the R824 tassels of their garments.
 
23:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"They love R825 the place of honor at banquets and the chief seats in the synagogues,
 
23:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and respectful greetings in the market places, and being called Rabbi R826 by men.
 
23:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But do R827 not be called Rabbi; R828 for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.
 
23:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One R829 is your Father, He who is in heaven.
 
23:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Do not be called leaders; F487 for One is your Leader, that is, Christ.
 
23:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But R830 the greatest among you shall be your servant.
 
23:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Whoever R831 exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.
 
23:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But R832 woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because R833 you shut off the kingdom of heaven from F488 people; F489 for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
 
23:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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["Woe F490 to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you R834 devour widows' houses, and for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore you will receive greater condemnation.]
 
23:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel around on sea and land to make one proselyte; R835 F491 and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell R836 F492 as yourselves.
 
23:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Woe to you, blind R837 guides, who say, `Whoever R838 swears by the temple, F493 that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple F493 is obligated.'
 
23:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"You fools and blind men! Which R839 is more F494 important, the gold or the temple F495 that sanctified the gold?
 
23:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"And, `Whoever swears by the altar, that is nothing, but whoever swears by the offering F496 on it, he is obligated.'
 
23:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"You blind men, which R840 is more F497 important, the offering, F498 or the altar that sanctifies the offering? F498
 
23:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Therefore, whoever F499 swears by the altar, swears both by the F500 altar and by everything on it.
 
23:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"And whoever F501 swears by the temple, F502 swears both by the F503 temple and by Him who dwells R841 within it.
 
23:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"And whoever F504 swears by heaven, swears R842 both by the throne of God and by Him who sits upon it.
 
23:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Woe R843 to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, F505 and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.
 
23:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"You blind R844 guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!
 
23:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you R845 clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of F506 robbery and self-indulgence.
 
23:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"You blind Pharisee, first clean R846 the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also.
 
23:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Woe R847 to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness.
 
23:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"So you, too, outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
 
23:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Woe R848 to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous,
 
23:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and say, `If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partners 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 R849 sons F507 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 guilt of your fathers.
 
23:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"You serpents, you R850 brood of vipers, how will F508 you escape the sentence F509 of hell? R851 F510
 
23:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Therefore, R852 behold, I R853 am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge R854 in your synagogues, and persecute R855 from city to city,
 
23:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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so that upon you may fall the guilt of all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel R856 to the blood of Zechariah, the son R857 of Berechiah, whom you R858 murdered between the temple F511 and the altar.
 
23:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Truly I say to you, all these things will come upon this R859 generation.
 
23:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Jerusalem, R860 Jerusalem, who kills R861 the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the R862 way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling.
 
23:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Behold, your R863 house is being left to you desolate!
 

FOOTNOTES:
F486 I.e. small cases containing Scripture texts worn on the left arm and forehead for religious purposes
F487 Or teachers
F488 Lit in front of
F489 Gr anthropoi
F490 This v not found in early mss
F491 Or convert
F492 Gr Gehenna
F493 Or sanctuary
F494 Lit greater
F495 Or sanctuary
F496 Or gift
F497 Lit greater
F498 Or gift
F499 Lit he who
F500 Lit it
F501 Lit he who
F502 Or sanctuary
F503 Lit it
F504 Lit he who
F505 Similar to caraway seeds
F506 Or as a result of
F507 Or descendants
F508 Lit would
F509 Or judgment
F510 Gr Gehenna
F511 Or sanctuary

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R819 Matthew 23:1-7: {Mark 12:38,39; Luke 20:45,46}
R820 Deuteronomy 33:3f; Ezra 7:6,25; Nehemiah 8:4
R821 Luke 11:46; Acts 15:10
R822 Matthew 6:1,5,16
R823 Exodus 13:9; Deuteronomy 6:8;
R824 Matthew 9:20
R825 Luke 11:43; 14:7; 20:46
R826 Matthew 23:8; 26:25,49; Mark 9:5; 10:51; 11:21; John 1:38,49; 3:2,26; 4:31; 6:25; 9:2; 11:8; 20:16
R827 James 3:1
R828 Matthew 23:7; 26:25,49; Mark 9:5; 10:51; 11:21; 14:45; John 1:38,49; 3:2,26; 4:31; 6:25; 9:2; 11:8; 20:16
R829 Matthew 6:9; 7:11
R830 Matthew 20:26
R831 Luke 14:11; 18:14
R832 Matthew 23:15,16,23,25,27,29
R833 Luke 11:52
R834 Mark 12:40; Luke 20:47
R835 Acts 2:10; 6:5;
R836 Matthew 5:22
R837 Matthew 15:14;
R838 Matthew 5:33-35
R839 Exodus 30:29
R840 Exodus 29:37
R841 1 Kings 8:13; Psalms 26:8; 132:14
R842 Isaiah 66:1; Matthew 5:34
R843 Matthew 23:13; Luke 11:42
R844 Matthew 23:16
R845 Mark 7:4; Luke 11:39f
R846 Mark 7:4; Luke 11:39f
R847 Luke 11:44; Acts 23:3
R848 Luke 11:47f
R849 Matthew 23:34,37; Acts 7:51f
R850 Matthew 3:7; Luke 3:7
R851 Matthew 5:22
R852 Matthew 23:34-36; Luke 11:49-51
R853 2 Chronicles 36:15,16
R854 Matthew 10:17
R855 Matthew 10:23
R856 Genesis 4:8ff; Hebrews 11:4
R857 Zechariah 1:1
R858 2 Chronicles 24:21
R859 Matthew 10:23; 24:34
R860 Matthew 23:37-39: {Luke 13:34,35}
R861 Matthew 5:12
R862 Ruth 2:12
R863 1 Kings 9:7f; Jeremiah 22:5

 
 

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