Matthew 23:1-6 ESV

Seven Woes to the Scribes and Pharisees

1 Then Jesus 1said to the crowds and to his disciples,

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      2 2"The scribes and the Pharisees 3sit on Moses' seat,

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      3 so practice and observe whatever they tell you--4but not what they do. 5For they preach, but do not practice.

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      4 6They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear,a and lay them on people's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger.#rl

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        • Í 23:4 - Some manuscripts omit hard to bear
          5 7They do all their deeds 8to be seen by others. For they make 9their phylacteries broad and 10their fringes long,

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              6 and they 11love the place of honor at feasts and 12the best seats in the synagogues

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