A Warning Against Hypocrisy

1 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples:
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      2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat.
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      3 So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.
      4 They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.
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      5 “Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteriesawide and the tassels on their garments long;
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          6 they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues;
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