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Matthew 23:1-12

Pharisaism Exposed

1 1Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples,
2 saying: "2The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses;
3 therefore all that they tell you, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds; for they say things and do not do them.
4 "3They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are unwilling * to move them with so much as a finger.#rl
5 "But they do all their deeds 4to be noticed by men; for they 5broaden their phylacteries and lengthen 6the tassels of their garments.
6 "They 7love the place of honor at banquets and the chief seats in the synagogues,
7 and respectful greetings in the market places, and being called 8Rabbi by men.
8 "But 9do not be called 10Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.
9 "Do not call anyone on earth your father; for 11One is your Father, He who is in heaven.
10 "Do not be called leaders; for One is your Leader, that is, Christ.
11 "12But the greatest among you shall be your servant.
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