Bible: Matthew 23:23-28

23:23Woe to you, experts in the law 1  and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You give a tenth 2  of mint, dill, and cumin, 3  yet you neglect what is more important in the law – justice, mercy, and faithfulness! You 4  should have done these things without neglecting the others. 23:24 Blind guides! You strain out a gnat yet swallow a camel! 5 

23:25Woe to you, experts in the law 6  and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. 23:26 Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup, 7  so that the outside may become clean too!

23:27Woe to you, experts in the law 8  and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs that look beautiful on the outside but inside are full of the bones of the dead and of everything unclean. 9  23:28 In the same way, on the outside you look righteous to people, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

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