Bible: Matthew 23:1-7

Seven Woes

23:1 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, 23:2 The 1  experts in the law 2  and the Pharisees 3  sit on Mosesseat. 23:3 Therefore pay attention to what they tell you and do it. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they teach. 4  23:4 They 5  tie up heavy loads, hard to carry, and put them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing even to lift a finger to move them. 23:5 They 6  do all their deeds to be seen by people, for they make their phylacteries 7  wide and their tassels 8  long. 23:6 They 9  love the place of honor at banquets and the best seats in the synagogues 10  23:7 and elaborate greetings 11  in the marketplaces, and to have people call them ‘Rabbi.’

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