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Matthew 23:13 Matthew 23:36

(2) Their Eightfold Woe
vv.13-36

13 But 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.

14 1But 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.

15 Woe 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 of 1cGehenna as yourselves.

16 Woe to you, ablind bguides, who say, Whoever cswears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, 1he is bound.

17 Fools and blind men, which is greater, the gold or the temple which 1asanctifies the gold?

18 And, Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the agift which is upon it, he is bound.

19 Blind men, which is greater, the gift or the altar which 1asanctifies the gift?

20 Therefore he who swears by the altar swears by it and by all the things upon it;

21 And he who swears by the temple swears by it and by Him who adwells in it;

22 And he who swears by aheaven swears by the bthrone of God and by Him who sits upon it.

23 Woe 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 dmercy and faithfulness. But these you should have done and 2not neglected the others.

24 aBlind guides, who strain out the gnat but swallow the camel!

25 Woe 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.

26 Blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup and the dish so that their outside also may become clean.

27 Woe 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.

28 So you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

29 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you abuild up the graves of the prophets and adorn the tombs of the righteous,

30 And 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.

31 So then you testify against yourselves that you are the sons of those who amurdered the prophets.

32 And you, afill up the measure of your fathers!

33 Serpents! Brood of avipers! How shall you escape the judgment of bGehenna?

34 aTherefore, 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 from hcity to city,

35 So 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.

36 Truly I say to you, 1All these things shall come upon this ageneration.