Passage Lookup: Matthew 23:13-29
New American Standard Version
"But  woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because  you shut off the kingdom of heaven from  people;  for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
["Woe  to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you  devour widows' houses, and for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore you will receive greater condemnation.]
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel around on sea and land to make one proselyte;   and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell   as yourselves.
"Woe to you, blind  guides, who say, `Whoever  swears by the temple,  that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple is obligated.'
"You fools and blind men! Which  is more  important, the gold or the temple  that sanctified the gold?
"And, `Whoever swears by the altar, that is nothing, but whoever swears by the offering  on it, he is obligated.'
"You blind men, which  is more  important, the offering,  or the altar that sanctifies the offering?
"Therefore, whoever  swears by the altar, swears both by the  altar and by everything on it.
"And whoever  swears by the temple,  swears both by the  temple and by Him who dwells  within it.
"And whoever  swears by heaven, swears  both by the throne of God and by Him who sits upon it.
"Woe  to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin,  and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.
"You blind  guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you  clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of  robbery and self-indulgence.
"You blind Pharisee, first clean  the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also.
"Woe  to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness.
"So you, too, outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
"Woe  to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous,
New American Standard Version
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