Rebuking the religionists
Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples,
, The 1ascribes
and the 2bPharisees
have seated themselves in cMoses
all that they tell you, ado
and keep; but do not do according to their bworks
, for they say things
and do not do them.
they bind burdens, aheavy
and hard to bear, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger.
all their works they do to be aseen
by men, for they broaden their 1bphylacteries
and enlarge the 2cfringes of their garments,
they love the aplace
of honor at the dinners and the chief seats in the synagogues
in the marketplaces and to be called by men, 1bRabbi
you, do not be called Rabbi, for 1One
is your aTeacher
, and you are all bbrothers
do not call anyone
on earth your father, for 1One
is your aFather
who is in the heavens.
be called 1instructors
, because 2One
is your Instructor, the Christ.
among you shall be your servant.
he who will aexalt
himself shall be humbled, and he who will bhumble
himself shall be exalted.
Their eightfold woe
woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, 1hypocrites
! For you aclose
off the kingdom of the heavens in the face of men; for you do 2bnot
enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to enter.
woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you adevour
the widows' houses, even while for a pretense you make long prayers. For this reason you shall receive greater 2judgment
to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you go about the sea and the dry land to make one aproselyte
; and when he becomes one,
you make him twice as much a bson
to you, ablind bguides
, who say, Whoever cswears
by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, 1he
and blind men, which is greater, the gold or the temple which 1asanctifies
, Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the agift
which is upon it, he is bound.
men, which is greater, the gift or the altar which 1asanctifies
he who swears by the altar swears by it and by all the things upon it;
he who swears by the temple swears by it and by Him who adwells
he who swears by aheaven
swears by the bthrone
of God and by Him who sits upon it.
to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ayou bgive
a tenth of the mint and the anise and the cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law — 1cjustice
and faithfulness. But these you should have done and 2not
neglected the others.
guides, who strain out the gnat but swallow the camel!
to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ayou bcleanse
the outside of the cup and the dish, but inwardly they are full of extortion and self-indulgence.
Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup and the dish so that their outside also may become clean.
to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you resemble awhitewashed bgraves
, which outwardly appear beautiful but inwardly are full of dead men's cbones
and all duncleanness
you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you abuild
up the graves of the prophets and adorn the tombs of the righteous,
say, If we had been there
in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
then you testify against yourselves that you are the sons of those who amurdered
up the measure of your fathers!
! Brood of avipers
! How shall you escape the judgment of bGehenna
, behold, I bsend
to you 1cprophets
and wise men and dscribes
. Some of them you will ekill
and crucify, and some of them you will fscourge
in your synagogues and gpersecute
that upon you may come all the righteous ablood
shed on the earth, from the bblood
of righteous Abel to the blood of cZachariah
, son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.
I say to you, 1All
these things shall come upon this ageneration
Forsaking Jerusalem with its temple
, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and bstones
those who are sent to her! How often 1I
desired to gather your cchildren
together, the way a hen gathers her brood under her dwings
, and you would not!
, your 1house
is left to you 2adesolate
I say to you, You shall by no means see Me from now on until you say, aBlessed
is He who 1comes
in the name of the Lord.