The Woes of Life - Matthew 23

Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his  disciples. Matthew 23:1  KJV

Matthew 23:2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit  in Moses’ seat: 

Matthew 23:3 All therefore whatsoever they bid  you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their  works: for they say, and do not. 

Matthew 23:4 For they bind heavy  burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s  shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with  one of their fingers. 

Matthew 23:5 But all their works they do for  to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and  enlarge the borders of their garments, 

Matthew 23:6 And love the  uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the  synagogues, 

Matthew 23:7 And greetings in the markets, and to be  called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. 

Matthew 23:8 But be not ye called  Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are  

Matthew 23:9 And call no man your father upon the  earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. 

Matthew 23:10  Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even  Christ. 

Matthew 23:11 But he that is greatest among you shall be  your servant. 

Matthew 23:12 And whosoever shall exalt himself  shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be  exalted.   

Matthew 23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,  hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against  men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye  them that are entering to go in. 

Matthew 23:14 Woe unto you,  scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’  houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye  shall receive the greater damnation. 

Matthew 23:15 Woe unto you,  scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and  land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make  him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. 

Matthew 23:16  Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever  shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall  swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! 

Matthew 23:17  Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the  temple that sanctifieth the gold? 

Matthew 23:18 And, Whosoever  shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever  sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. 

Matthew 23:19  Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the  altar that sanctifieth the gift? 

Matthew 23:20 Whoso therefore shall  swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.  

Matthew 23:21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by  it, and by him that dwelleth therein. 

Matthew 23:22 And he that  shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and  by him that sitteth thereon. 

Matthew 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes  and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise  and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of  the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have  done, and not to leave the other undone. 

Matthew 23:24 Ye blind  guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.  

Matthew 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!  for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter,  but within they are full of extortion and excess. 

Matthew 23:26  Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within  the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean  also. 

Matthew 23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,  hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which  indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead  men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. 

Matthew 23:28 Even so ye  also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are  full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 

Matthew 23:29 Woe unto you,  scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the  tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the  righteous, 

Matthew 23:30 And say, If we had been in the days of  our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in  the blood of the prophets. 

Matthew 23:31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them  which killed the prophets. 

Matthew 23:32 Fill ye up then the  measure of your fathers. 

Matthew 23:33 Ye serpents, ye  generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of  hell?   

Matthew 23:34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and  wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and  crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your  
synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: 

Matthew 23:35  That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon  the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood  of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the  temple and the altar. 

Matthew 23:36 Verily I say unto you, All  these things shall come upon this generation. 

Matthew 23:37 O  Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and  stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I  have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth  her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 

Matthew 23:38  Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. 

Matthew 23:39 For I  say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall  say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.  

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