Matthew 23:13; Matthew 23:15-16; Matthew 23:23; Matthew 23:25; Matthew 23:27; Matthew 23:29
"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.
"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.'
You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred?
You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.
Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.
In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.
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.'