Matthew 23:25

From extortion and excess (ex arpagh kai akrasia). A much more serious accusation. These punctilious observers of the external ceremonies did not hesitate at robbery (arpage) and graft (akrasia), lack of control. A modern picture of wickedness in high places both civil and ecclesiastical where the moral elements in life are ruthlessly trodden under foot. Of course, the idea is for both the outside ekto and the inside (ento) of the cup and the platter (fine side dish). But the inside is the more important. Note the change to singular in verse Leviticus 26 as if Jesus in a friendlier tone pleads with a Pharisee to mend his ways.