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Bible Commentaries

The Gospels Compared

Matthew 23

Verses 1-12

Jesus warms against the religious leaders
Matthew 23:1-12 Mark 12:38-40 Luke 20:45-47
Matthew 23:1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, Mark 12:38 And he said unto them in his doctrine, Luke 20:45 Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his disciples,
Matthew 23:2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: Matthew 23:3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, [that] observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. Matthew 23:4 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. Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and [love] salutations in the marketplaces, Luke 20:46 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets,

Mark 12:39 And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts: and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;

Mark 12:40 Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation. Luke 20:47 Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.
Matthew 23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, Matthew 23:6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, Matthew 23:7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. Matthew 23:8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, [even] Christ; and all ye are brethren. Matthew 23:9 And call no [man] your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Matthew 23:10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, [even] Christ. Matthew 23:11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. Matthew 23:12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
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"Commentary on Matthew 23". "The Gospels Compared". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tgc/matthew-23.html. 2014.