14 Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him. 15 And he said to them, “You are the ones who justify themselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts! For what is considered exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
16 “The law and the prophets were until John; from that time on the kingdom of God has been proclaimed, and everyone is urgently pressedb into it. 17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stroke of a letter of the law to become invalid.
The verb is translated here as a passive; some English versions translate the verb as active (“forces their way into it”)