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23Â Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
2Â Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:
3Â All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
4Â For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
5Â But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
6Â And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
7Â And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
8Â But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
9Â And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
10Â Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
11Â But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
12Â And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
13Â But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
14Â Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
15Â Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
16Â Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
17Â Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
18Â And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
19Â Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
20Â Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.
21Â And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.
22Â And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
23Â Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
24Â Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
25Â Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
26Â Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
27Â Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.
28Â Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
29Â Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,
30Â And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
31Â Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
32Â Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
33Â Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
34Â Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
35Â That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
36Â Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
37Â O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
38Â Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
39Â For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
38Â And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces,
39Â And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:
40Â Which devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.
41Â And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.
42Â And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
43Â And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:
44Â For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
45Â Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his disciples,
46Â Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;
47Â Which devour widows’ houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.
21Â And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.
2Â And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
3Â And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:
4Â For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.