Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and his disciples,
2“The legal experts and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat. 3Therefore, you must take care to do everything they say. But don't do what they do. 4For they tie together heavy packs that are impossible to carry. They put them on the shoulders of others, but are unwilling to lift a finger to move them. #rl
5Everything they do, they do to be noticed by others. They make extra-wide prayer bands for their arms and long tassels for their clothes. 6They love to sit in places of honor at banquets. 7They love to be greeted with honor in the markets and to be addressed as ‘Rabbi.' 8“But you shouldn't be called Rabbi, because you have one teacher, and all of you are brothers and sisters. 9Don't call anybody on earth your father, because you have one Father, who is heavenly. 10Don't be called teacher, because Christ is your one teacher. 11But the one who is greatest among you will be your servant. 12All who lift themselves up will be brought low. But all who make themselves low will be lifted up.