Matthew 23:1-2

A Warning Against Hypocrisy

1 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples:
2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat.

Matthew 23:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
ESV
1 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples,
NLT
1 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples,
MSG
1 Now Jesus turned to address his disciples, along with the crowd that had gathered with them.
CSB
1 Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples:

Matthew 23:1-2 In-Context

1 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples:
2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat.
3 So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.
4 They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.
5 “Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacterieswide and the tassels on their garments long;
6 they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues;

Cross References 1

  • 1. Ezra 7:6,25; Nehemiah 8:4
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