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Third Millennium Bible w/ Apocrypha (TMBA) New International Version (NIV)
1 Then spoke Jesus to the multitude and to His disciples, 1 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples:
2 saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. 2 "The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat.
3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do ye not according to their works; for they say, and do not. 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 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders, but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers 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.
5 But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, 5 "Everything they do is done for men to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long;
6 and love the uppermost places at feasts and the chief seats in the synagogues, 6 they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues;
7 and greetings in the markets, and to be called by men, `Rabbi, Rabbi.' 7 they love to be greeted in the marketplaces and to have men call them 'Rabbi.'
8 But be not ye called `Rabbi,' for One is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. 8 "But you are not to be called 'Rabbi,' for you have only one Master and you are all brothers.
9 "And call no man your father upon earth, for One is your Father, who is in Heaven. 9 And do not call anyone on earth 'father,' for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.
10 Neither be ye called masters, for One is your Master, even Christ. 10 Nor are you to be called 'teacher,' for you have one Teacher, the Christ.
11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. 11 The greatest among you will be your servant.
12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased, and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. 12 For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
13 "But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye shut up the Kingdom of Heaven against men, for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. 13 "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.
14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers; therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation 14 "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.
15 "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. 15 "Woe to you, blind guides! You say, 'If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.'
16 "Woe unto you, ye blind guides, who say, `Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is obligated.' 16 You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred?
17 Ye fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? 17 You also say, 'If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gift on it, he is bound by his oath.'
18 And ye say, `Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is liable.' 18 You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred?
19 Ye fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift 19 Therefore, he who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it.
20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it and by all things thereon. 20 And he who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells in it.
21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it and by Him that dwelleth therein 21 And he who swears by heaven swears by God's throne and by the one who sits on it.
22 And he that shall swear by Heaven, sweareth by the throne of God and by Him that sitteth thereon. 22 "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices--mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law--justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.
23 "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law: judgment, mercy, and faith. These ought ye to have done and not to leave the other undone. 23 You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.
24 Ye blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! 24 "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.
25 "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 25 Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.
26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. 26 "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean.
27 "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but are within full of dead men's bones and of all uncleanness. 27 In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.
28 Even so, ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 28 "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous.
29 "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because ye build the tombs of the prophets and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous, 29 And you say, 'If we had lived in the days of our forefathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.'
30 and say, `If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.' 30 So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets.
31 Therefore ye are witnesses against yourselves, that ye are the children of them that killed the prophets. 31 Fill up, then, the measure of the sin of your forefathers!
32 Fill ye up, then, the measure of your fathers. 32 "You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?
33 "Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers! How can ye escape the damnation of hell? 33 Therefore I am sending you prophets and wise men and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town.
34 Therefore, behold, I send unto you prophets and wise men and scribes, and some of them ye shall kill and crucify, and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues and persecute them from city to city, 34 And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.
35 that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zechariah, son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. 35 I tell you the truth, all this will come upon this generation.
36 Verily I say unto you, all these things shall come upon this generation 36 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.
37 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 37 Look, your house is left to you desolate.
38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate 38 For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.' "
39 For I say unto you, ye shall not see Me henceforth till ye shall say, `Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord!'" 39