Bible: Matthew 23:2-12

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.’ 23:8 But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher and you are all brothers. 23:9 And call no one your ‘fatheron earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. 23:10 Nor are you to be called ‘teacher,’ for you have one teacher, the Christ. 12  23:11 The 13  greatest among you will be your servant. 23:12 And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

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