11ThenJesusspoke to the crowds and to His disciples,
2saying: "2The scribes and the Pharisees have seatedthemselves in the chair of Moses;3thereforeall that they tell you, do and observe, but do not doaccording to their deeds; for they say things and do not do them.4"3They tie up heavyburdens and lay them on men'sshoulders, but they themselves are unwilling to move them with so much as a finger.#rl
5"But they doall their deeds4to be noticed by men; for they 5broaden their aphylacteries and lengthen6the tassels of their garments.6"They 7love the place of honor at banquets and the chiefseats in the synagogues,7and respectful greetings in the marketplaces, and being called8Rabbi by men.8"But 9do not be called10Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are allbrothers.9"Do not call anyone on earth your father; for 11One is your Father, He who is in heaven.10"Do not be calledbleaders; for One is your Leader, that is, Christ.11"12But the greatest among you shall be your servant.12"13Whoeverexaltshimself shall be humbled; and whoeverhumbleshimself shall be exalted.
13"14But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, 15because you shut off the kingdom of heavencfrom dpeople; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allowthose who are entering to go in.14
["eWoe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because16you devourwidows'houses, and for a pretense you makelongprayers; therefore you will receivegreatercondemnation.15"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travelaround on sea and land to makeonef17proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of g18hell as yourselves.16"Woe to you, 19blindguides, who say, '20Whoeverswears by the htemple, that is nothing; but whoeverswears by the gold of the itemple is obligated.'17"You fools and blindmen! 21Which is jmoreimportant, the goldor the ktemple that sanctified the gold?18"And, 'Whoeverswears by the altar, that is nothing, but whoeverswears by the loffering on it, he is obligated.'19"You blindmen, 22which is mmoreimportant, the noffering, or the altar that sanctifies the ooffering?#rl
20"Therefore, pwhoeverswears by the altar, swears both by qthe altar and by everything on it.21"And rwhoeverswears by the stemple, swears both by tthe temple and by Him who 23dwellswithin it.#rl
22"And uwhoeverswears by heaven, 24swears both by the throne of God and by Him who sits upon it.23"25Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithemint and dill and vcummin, and have neglected the weightierprovisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have donewithoutneglecting the others.24"You 26blindguides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!25"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For 27you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are fullwof robbery and self-indulgence.26"You blindPharisee, first28clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may becomecleanalso.27"29Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are likewhitewashedtombswhich on the outsideappearbeautiful, but inside they are full of deadmen'sbones and alluncleanness.28"So you, too, outwardlyappearrighteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.29"30Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous,30and say, 'If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have beenpartners with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.'31"So you testify against yourselves, that you 31are xsons of those who murdered the prophets.32"Fill up, then, the measure of the guilt of your fathers.33"You serpents, 32you brood of vipers, howywill you escape the zsentence of aa33hell?34"34Therefore , behold, 35I am sending you prophets and wisemen and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will 36scourge in your synagogues, and 37persecute from city to city,35so that upon you may fall the guilt of all the righteousbloodshed on earth, from the blood of righteous38Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the 39son of Berechiah, whom40you murderedbetween the bbtemple and the altar.36"Truly I say to you, allthesethings will come upon 41thisgeneration.#rl
37"42Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who 43kills the prophets and stonesthose who are sent to her! Howoften I wanted to gather your childrentogether, 44the way a hengathers her chicksunder her wings, and you were unwilling .38"Behold, 45your house is being left to you desolate!
39"For I say to you, from now on you will not see Me until you say, '46BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!' "