Matthew 23

1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, 2 Saying, aThe scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: 3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for bthey say, and do not. 4 For cthey 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. 5 But dall their works they do for to be seen of men: ethey make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, 6 And flove the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. 8 But gbe not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. 9 And call no man your father upon the earth: hfor one is your Father, which is in heaven. 10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. 11 But ihe that is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 And jwhosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

13 But kwoe 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. 14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! lfor ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. 15 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. 16 Woe unto you, mye blind guides, which say, nWhosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! 17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, oor the temple that sanctifieth the gold? 18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. 19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or pthe altar that sanctifieth the gift? 20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. 21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and qby him that dwelleth therein. 22 And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by rthe throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! tfor ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and shave omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. 25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! ufor ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which vis within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. 27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! wfor ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. 28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 30 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. 31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that xye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 32 Fill yye up then the measure of your fathers. 33 Ye serpents, ye zgeneration of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

34 Wherefore, cbehold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and bsome of them ye shall kill and crucify; and asome of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: 35 That dupon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, efrom the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. 36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. 37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I fhave gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, gBlessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Cross Ref
2aNeh 8:4,8
Mal 2:7
3bRom 2:19
4cGal 6:13
Act 15:10
Luk 11:46
5dMat 6:1-2
eNum 15:38
Deu 22:12
6fLuk 20:46
Mar 12:38
8gJam 3:1
9hMal 1:6
11iMat 20:26
12jLuk 18:14
Luk 14:11
Dan 4:37
Pro 29:23
Pro 15:33
Job 22:29
13kLuk 11:52
Isa 33:14
14lEze 22:25
Mar 12:40
Luk 20:47
2 Tim 3:6
Tit 1:11
16mIsa 56:10
Mat 15:14
nMat 5:33
17oExo 30:29
19pExo 29:37
21q1 Kin 8:13
2 Chr 6:2
Psa 26:8
Psa 132:14
Mat 5:33-37
Jam 5:12
22rRev 4:2-3
Act 7:49
Mat 5:34
Isa 66:1
Psa 11:4
23sMat 12:7
Mat 9:13
Mic 6:8
Hos 6:6
1 Sam 15:22
tLuk 11:42
25uMar 7:4
Luk 11:39
26vHeb 10:22
Tit 1:15
2 Cor 7:1
Luk 6:45
Eze 18:31
Jer 13:27
Jer 4:14
Isa 55:7
27wAct 23:3
31x1 The 2:15
Act 7:51
32yGen 15:16
1 The 2:16
33zMat 3:7
Mat 12:34
Luk 3:7
34a2 Cor 11:24
bAct 22:19
Act 7:58
Act 5:40
cLuk 11:49
Mat 21:34
35dRev 18:24
eGen 4:8
1 Joh 3:12
37fDeu 32:11
39gPsa 118:26
Mat 21:9