That justify yourselves (oi dikaiounte eautou). They were past-masters at that and were doing it now by upturned noses. An abomination in the sight of God (bdelugma enwpion tou qeou). See on "Mt 24:15"; see on "Mr 13:14" for this LXX word for a detestable thing as when Antiochus Epiphanes set up an altar to Zeus in place of that to Jehovah. There is withering scorn in the use of this phrase by Jesus to these pious pretenders.