Matthew 23:23

Overview - Matthew 23
Christ admonishes the people to follow the good doctrine, not the evil examples, of the Scribes and Pharisees.
His disciples must beware of their ambition.
13 He denounces eight woes against their hypocrisy and blindness,
34 and prophesies of the destruction of Jerusalem.
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Matthew 23:23  (King James Version)
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.

Luke 11:42

Greek [anethon ,] dill.
Dill is a species of plant of the pentandria digynia class, growing native in Spain and Portugal. The root is fusiform and long; stems, erect-groved, jointed, branched, and about two feet in height; leaves, doubly pinnated, sweet and odorous; flowers, flat, terminal umbels; corolla, five ovate, concave, yellow petals, with apexes inflected; germen, like that of fennel; seeds, scarcely the length of a carraway seed, but broader and flatter, of a brown colour, aromatic, sweetish odour, and warmish, pungent taste.

Greek [kuminom ]
Cummin is a plant of the same class as dill: it rises eight or ten inches on a slender round procumbent, branching stem; leaves, a dark green, narrow, linear, and pointed; flowers, purple, in numerous four rayed umbels; corolla, five unequal petals, inflected, and notched at the apex; seeds, oblong, striated, of a brown colour, strong, heavy odour, and warm, bitterish taste.

the weightier
9:13 12:7 22:37-40 1 Samuel 15:22 ; Proverbs 21:3 ; Jeremiah 22:15 Jeremiah 22:16 ; Hosea 6:6
Micah 6:8 ; Galatians 5:22 Galatians 5:23

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