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Matthew 23:13
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"(n)But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, (o)because you shut off the kingdom of heaven [c]from [d]people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
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Matthew 23:14
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[ [e]Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because (p)you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore you will receive greater condemnation. ]
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Matthew 23:15
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"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel around on sea and land to make one [f](q)proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of [g](r)hell as yourselves.
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Matthew 23:16
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"Woe to you, (s)blind guides, who say, ‘(t)Whoever swears by the [h]temple, that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the [i]temple is obligated.'
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Matthew 23:17
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You fools and blind men! (u)Which is [j]more important, the gold or the [k]temple that sanctified the gold?
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Matthew 23:18
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And, ‘Whoever swears by the altar, that is nothing, but whoever swears by the [l]offering on it, he is obligated.'
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Matthew 23:19
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You blind men, (v)which is [m]more important, the [n]offering, or the altar that sanctifies the [o]offering?
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Matthew 23:20
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Therefore, [p]whoever swears by the altar, swears both by [q]the altar and by everything on it.
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Matthew 23:21
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And [r]whoever swears by the [s]temple, swears both by [t]the temple and by Him who (w)dwells within it.
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Matthew 23:22
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And [u]whoever swears by heaven, (x)swears both by the throne of God and by Him who sits upon it.
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Matthew 23:23
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"(y)Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and [v]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.
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Matthew 23:24
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You (z)blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!
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Matthew 23:25
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"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For (aa)you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full [w]of robbery and self-indulgence.
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Matthew 23:26
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You blind Pharisee, first (ab)clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also.
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Matthew 23:27
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"(ac)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.
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Matthew 23:28
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So you, too, outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
Matthew 23:29
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"(ad)Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous,
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Matthew 23:30
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and say, ‘If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partners with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.'
Matthew 23:31
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So you testify against yourselves, that you (ae)are [x]sons of those who murdered the prophets.
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Matthew 23:32
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Fill up, then, the measure of the guilt of your fathers.
Matthew 23:33
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You serpents, (af)you brood of vipers, how [y]will you escape the [z]sentence of [aa](ag)hell?
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Matthew 23:34
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"(ah)Therefore, behold, (ai)I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will (aj)scourge in your synagogues, and (ak)persecute from city to city,
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Matthew 23:35
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so that upon you may fall the guilt of all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous (al)Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the (am)son of Berechiah, whom (an)you murdered between the [ab]temple and the altar.
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Matthew 23:36
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Truly I say to you, all these things will come upon (ao)this generation.
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