1Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples,
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saying: "2The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses;
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therefore all that they tell you, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds; for they say things and do not do them.
"3They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are unwilling to move them with so much as a finger.#rl
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"But they do all their deeds 4to be noticed by men; for they 5broaden their phylacteries and lengthen 6the tassels of their garments.
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"They 7love the place of honor at banquets and the chief seats in the synagogues,
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and respectful greetings in the market places, and being called 8Rabbi by men.
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