Luke 20:47

47 They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will be punished most severely.”

Read Luke 20:47 Using Other Translations

Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.
who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation."
Yet they shamelessly cheat widows out of their property and then pretend to be pious by making long prayers in public. Because of this, they will be severely punished.”

What does Luke 20:47 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 20:47

Which devour widows' houses
As the characters of them, in the preceding verse, expose their pride, this shows their avarice; they were very voracious and cruel; they did not spare widows, but devoured their substance: and for a show make long prayers;
to cover their wickedness, pretending great devotion and religion; the same shall receive greater damnation:
than openly profane sinners; doing such wickedness under a cloak of religion, will aggravate their condemnation; (See Gill on Matthew 23:14).

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