Luke 20:47

47 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.”

Luke 20:47 Meaning and Commentary

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).

Luke 20:47 In-Context

45 Then, with the crowds listening, he turned to his disciples and said,
46 “Beware of these teachers of religious law! For they like to parade around in flowing robes and love to receive respectful greetings as they walk in the marketplaces. And how they love the seats of honor in the synagogues and the head table at banquets.
47 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.”