The New Testament
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Matthew 23:1Matthew 23:12


e. Rebuking the Religionists

(1) Their Hypocrisy

1 aThen Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples,

2 Saying, The 1ascribes and the 2bPharisees have seated themselves in cMoses' seat;

3 Therefore 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.

4 And 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.

5 And all their works they do to be aseen by men, for they broaden their 1bphylacteries and enlarge the 2cfringes of their garments,

6 And they love the aplace of honor at the dinners and the chief seats in the synagogues

7 And the asalutations in the marketplaces and to be called by men, 1bRabbi.

8 But you, do not be called Rabbi, for 1One is your aTeacher, and you are all bbrothers.

9 And do not call anyone on earth your father, for 1One is your aFather, 2He who is in the heavens.

10 Neither be called 1instructors, because 2One is your Instructor, the Christ.

11 And the agreatest among you shall be your servant.

12 And he who will aexalt himself shall be humbled, and he who will bhumble himself shall be exalted.