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While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, MT 22:41 Saying, What think ye of [the] Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. MT 22:42 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit [the Spirit] call him Lord, saying, MT 22:43 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on [at WU] my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? MT 22:44 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? MT 22:45 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst [dared] any man from that day forth ask him any more questions. MT 22:46

Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, MT 23:1 Saying The scribes [experts in the law WU] and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: MT 23:2 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe [do WU], that observe and do; but do not ye after their works [what they do WU]: for they say, and do not [practice what they preach WU]. MT 23:3 For they bind heavy burdens and [that are] grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers [unwilling to lift a finger to move them WU]. MT 23:4 But all their works they do for to be seen of [by] men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders [fringes] of their garments, MT 23:5 And love the uppermost rooms [places of honor] at feasts, and the chief [best] seats in the synagogues, MT 23:6 And greetings in the market[place]s, and to be called of [by] men, Rabbi, Rabbi. MT 23:7 But be not ye called Rabbi: for [only WU] one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. MT 23:8 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. MT 23:9 Neither be ye called masters [teachers WU]: for [only WU] one is your Master [Teacher WU], even Christ. MT 23:10 JESUS Teacher But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. MT 23:11 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased [humbled]; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. MT 23:12 SERVING Humility

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

Woe unto you, scribes [experts in the law WU] and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence [show WU] make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. MT 23:14

Woe unto you, scribes [experts in the law WU] and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass [travel] sea and land to make one proselyte [convert WU], and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. MT 23:15

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 [bound by his oath WU]! MT 23:16 Ye fools and blind: for whether [which] is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth [makes sacred WU] the gold? MT 23:17 And [you say WU], Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty [bound by his oath WU]. MT 23:18 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? MT 23:19 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. MT 23:20 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. MT 23:21 And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon. MT 23:22

Woe unto you, scribes [experts in the law WU] and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of [a tenth of your WU] mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: LOVE NEIGHBOR Mercy these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. MT 23:23 Ye blind guides, which strain at [out] a gnat, and swallow a camel. MT 23:24

Woe unto you, scribes [experts in the law WU] and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion [greed WU] and excess [self-indulgence WU]. MT 23:25 UNBELIEF Deceit Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. MT 23:26 OVERCOME YOUR HARMFULNESS It Comes Out Woe unto you, scribes [experts in the law WU] and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres [whitened tombs], which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. MT 23:27 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity [wickedness WU]. MT 23:28 UNBELIEF Deceit

Woe unto you, scribes [experts in the law WU] and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish [decorate] the sepulchres [tombs] of the righteous, MT 23:29 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in [shedding WU] the blood of the prophets. MT 23:30 Wherefore [therefore] ye be witnesses unto [testify against WU] yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. MT 23:31 Fill ye up then the measure [of the sin WU] of your fathers. MT 23:32 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? MT 23:33 KEEPS FROM BELIEVING Refusing Wherefore [therefore], 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 [flog WU] in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: MT 23:34 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. MT 23:35 Verily [most assuredly] I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. MT 23:36

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! MT 23:37 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. MT 23:38 JUDGEMENT Which Group For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth [from now on], till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. MT 23:39

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