But give what is in your cups and plates to the poor, and everything will be ritually clean for you.
"How terrible for you Pharisees! You give to God one tenth of the seasoning herbs, such as mint and rue and all the other herbs, but you neglect justice and love for God. These you should practice, without neglecting the others. 1
"How terrible for you Pharisees! You love the reserved seats in the synagogues and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces.
How terrible for you! You are like unmarked graves which people walk on without knowing it."
One of the teachers of the Law said to him, "Teacher, when you say this, you insult us too!"
Jesus answered, "How terrible also for you teachers of the Law! You put onto people's backs loads which are hard to carry, but you yourselves will not stretch out a finger to help them carry those loads.
How terrible for you! You make fine tombs for the prophets - the very prophets your ancestors murdered.
You yourselves admit, then, that you approve of what your ancestors did; they murdered the prophets, and you build their tombs.
For this reason the Wisdom of God said, "I will send them prophets and messengers; they will kill some of them and persecute others.'
So the people of this time will be punished for the murder of all the prophets killed since the creation of the world,
from the murder of Abel to the murder of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the Holy Place. Yes, I tell you, the people of this time will be punished for them all! 2