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Matthew 23:25-35 (English Standard Version)

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25 1"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For 2you clean the outside of 3the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of 4greed and self-indulgence. 26 You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of 5the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean. 27 6"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like 7whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people's bones and 8all uncleanness. 28 So you also 9outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of 10hypocrisy and lawlessness. 29 11"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and decorate the monuments of the righteous, 30 saying, 'If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.' 31 Thus you witness against yourselves that you are 12sons of those who murdered the prophets. 32 13Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers. 33 You serpents, 14you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to 15hell? 34 16Therefore 17I send you 18prophets and wise men and 19scribes, 20some of whom you will kill and crucify, and 21some you will 22flog in your synagogues and 23persecute from town to town, 35 so that on you may come all 24the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of innocent 25Abel to the blood of 26Zechariah the son of Barachiah,a whom you murdered between 27the sanctuary and 28the altar.
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