Matthew 23:34 CSB

34 This is why I am sending you prophets, sages, and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will flog in your synagogues and hound from town to town.

Study tools for Matthew 23:34

  • a 23:2 - Perhaps a special chair for teaching in synagogues, or a metaphorical phrase for teaching with Moses' authority
  • b 23:3 - Lit do according to their works
  • c 23:4 - Other mss omit that are hard to carry
  • d 23:4 - Lit lift with their finger
  • e 23:5 - Lit do all their works
  • f 23:5 - Small leather boxes containing OT texts, worn by Jews on their arms and foreheads
  • g 23:5 - Other mss add on their robes
  • h 23:8 - Other mss add the Messiah
  • i 23:10 - Or Teacher
  • j 23:14 - Or prayers with false motivation
  • k 23:14 - Other mss omit bracketed text
  • l 23:15 - Lit twice the son of gehenna
  • m 23:16 - Lit is obligated
  • n 23:17 - Lit Fools and blind
  • o 23:18 - Lit is obligated
  • p 23:19 - Other mss read Fools and blind
  • q 23:23 - Or You tithe
  • r 23:23 - A plant whose seeds are used as a seasoning
  • s 23:25 - Or full of violence
  • t 23:26 - Other mss add and dish
  • u 23:26 - Other mss read of them
  • v 23:30 - Lit have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets
  • w 23:32 - Lit the measure of your fathers
  • x 23:33 - Lit escape from the judgment of gehenna
  • y 23:35 - Lit will come on you
  • z 23:37 - Or as a mother bird gathers her young
  • { 23:39 - Ps 118:26