Matthew 23:3-9 NIV

3 So you must obey them and 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 loads and put them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.1

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5 "Everything they do is done for men to see:2 They make their phylacteriesa3 wide and the tassels on their garments4 long;

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    • a 23:5 - That is, boxes containing Scripture verses, worn on forehead and arm
      6 they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues;5

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      7 they love to be greeted in the marketplaces and to have men call them 'Rabbi.'6

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      8 "But you are not to be called 'Rabbi,' for you have only one Master and you are all brothers.
      9 And do not call anyone on earth 'father,' for you have one Father,7 and he is in heaven.

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