1ThenspakeJesus to the multitude,and to hisdisciples,2Saying , The scribesand the PhariseessitinMoses'seat:3Allthereforewhatsoevertheybidyouobserve , that observeanddo ; butdonot ye aftertheirworks:for they say , anddonot.4For they bindheavyburdensand grievous to be borne,andlay them onmen'sshoulders;but they themselves willnotmovethem with one of theirfingers.#rl
5Butalltheirworks they dofor to be seen of men : they make broadtheirphylacteries,aandenlarge the borders of theirgarments,6Andlove the uppermost roomsatfeasts,and the chief seatsin the synagogues,7Andgreetingsin the markets,and to be calledofmen,Rabbi,Rabbi.8ButbenotyecalledRabbi:foroneisyourMaster, even Christ;andallyearebrethren.9Andcallno man yourfatherupon the earth:foroneisyourFather,which is inheaven.10Neither be ye calledmasters:foroneisyourMaster, even Christ.11But he that is greatest among you shall beyourservant.12Andwhosoever shall exalthimself shall be abased ; andhe that shall humblehimself shall be exalted .13Butwoe unto you,scribesandPharisees,hypocrites!for ye shut up the kingdom of heavenagainstmen:foryeneither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in .14Woe unto you,scribesandPharisees,hypocrites!for ye devourwidows'houses,and for a pretencemakelongprayer : thereforeye shall receive the greaterdamnation.#rl
15Woe unto you,scribesandPharisees,hypocrites!for ye compassseaandland to makeoneproselyte,andwhen he is made , ye makehim twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.16Woe unto you, ye blindguides,whichsay , Whosoevershallswearby the temple, it isnothing;butwhosoevershallswearby the gold of the temple, he is a debtor !17Ye foolsandblind:forwhetherisgreater, the gold,or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?18And,Whosoevershallswearby the altar, it isnothing;butwhosoeverswearethby the gift that is uponit, he is guilty .b19Ye foolsandblind:forwhether is greater, the gift,or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?#rl
20Whoso therefore shall swearby the altar,swearethbyit,andby all thingsthereon .21And whoso shall swearby the temple,swearethbyit,andby him that dwelleththerein.#rl
22And he that shall swearbyheaven,swearethby the throne of God,andby him that sitteththereon .23Woe unto you,scribesandPharisees,hypocrites!for ye pay tithe of mintandanisecandcummin,and have omitted the weightier matters of the law,judgment , mercy,andfaith:these ought ye to have done , and not to leave the otherundone .24Ye blindguides, which strain at a gnat,andswallow a camel.25Woe unto you,scribesandPharisees,hypocrites!for ye make clean the outside of the cupand of the platter,butwithin they are fullofextortionandexcess.26Thou blindPharisee,cleansefirst that which is within the cupandplatter,that the outside of them may becleanalso.27Woe unto you,scribesandPharisees,hypocrites!for ye are like unto whitedsepulchres,whichindeedappearbeautifuloutward,but are withinfull of dead men's bones,and of alluncleanness.28Even soyealsooutwardlyappearrighteous unto men,butwithin ye arefull of hypocrisyandiniquity.29Woe unto you,scribesandPharisees,hypocrites!because ye build the tombs of the prophets,andgarnish the sepulchres of the righteous,30Andsay , If we had beenin the days of ourfathers, we wouldnot have beenpartakers with themin the blood of the prophets.31Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves,that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.32Fillyeupthen the measure of yourfathers.33Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers,how can yeescape the damnation of hell?34Wherefore , behold , Isenduntoyouprophets,and wise men,andscribes:and some ofthem ye shall killandcrucify ; and some ofthem shall ye scourgeinyoursynagogues,andpersecute them fromcitytocity:35Thatuponyou may comeall the righteousbloodshedupon the earth,from the blood of righteousAbelunto the blood of Zachariasson of Barachias,whom ye slewbetween the templeand the altar.36Verily I say unto you,All these things shall comeuponthisgeneration.#rl
37O Jerusalem,Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets,andstonest them which are sentuntothee, how often would I have gatheredthychildrentogether , even as a hengatherethherchickensunder her wings,and ye wouldnot!38Behold , yourhouse is left unto youdesolate.#rl
39For I say unto you, Ye shallnotseemehenceforth , tillye shall say , Blessed is he that comethin the name of the Lord.