Matthew 23:1–4

Jesus Characterizes the Pharisees

Mark 12:38–40; Luke 20:45–47

23 Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, saying: aThe scribes and the Pharisees sit in Mosesseat. Therefore whatever they tell you 1to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for bthey say, and do not do. cFor they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.

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