Luke 11:37-54 CSB

Religious Hypocrisy Denounced

37 As He was speaking, a Pharisee asked Him to dine with him. So He went in and reclined at the table.

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      38 When the Pharisee saw this, he was amazed that He did not first perform the ritual washinga before dinner.

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        • v 11:38 - Lit He did not first wash
          39 But the Lord said to him: "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and evil.
          40 Fools! Didn't He who made the outside make the inside too?
          41 But give to charity what is within, b and then everything is clean for you.

          References for Luke 11:41

            • w 11:41 - Or But donate from the heart as charity
              42 "But woe to you Pharisees! You give a tenth c of mint, rue, and every kind of herb, and you bypass d justice and love for God. e These things you should have done without neglecting the others.

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                • x 11:42 - Or a tithe
                • y 11:42 - Or neglect
                • z 11:42 - Lit the justice and the love of God
                  43 "Woe to you Pharisees! You love the front seat in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.
                  44 "Woe to you! f You are like unmarked graves; the people who walk over them don't know it."

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                    • { 11:44 - Other mss read you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
                      45 One of the experts in the law answered Him, "Teacher, when You say these things You insult us too."
                      46 Then He said: "Woe also to you experts in the law! You load people with burdens that are hard to carry, yet you yourselves don't touch these burdens with one of your fingers.
                      47 "Woe to you! You build monuments g to the prophets, and your fathers killed them.

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                          48 Therefore you are witnesses that you approve h the deeds of your fathers, for they killed them, and you build their monuments. i

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                            • } 11:48 - Lit witnesses and approve
                            • ~ 11:48 - Other mss omit their monuments
                              49 Because of this, the wisdom of God said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and persecute,'
                              50 so that this generation may be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets shed since the foundation of the world j -

                              References for Luke 11:50

                                •  11:50 - Lit so that the blood of all . . . world may be required of this generation,
                                  51 from the blood of Abel k to the blood of Zechariah, l who perished between the altar and the sanctuary. "Yes, I tell you, this generation will be held responsible. m

                                  References for Luke 11:51

                                    • € 11:51 - Gn 4:9-10; Heb 12:24
                                    •  11:51 - 2 Ch 24:20-22
                                    • ‚ 11:51 - Lit you, it will be required of this generation
                                      52 "Woe to you experts in the law! You have taken away the key of knowledge! You didn't go in yourselves, and you hindered those who were going in."
                                      53 When He left there,n the scribes and the Pharisees began to oppose Him fiercely and to cross-examine Him about many things;

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                                        • ƒ 11:53 - Other mss read And as He was saying these things to them
                                          54 they were lying in wait for Him to trap Him in something He said.o

                                          References for Luke 11:54

                                            • „ 11:54 - Other mss add so that they might bring charges against Him