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“Woes” on the Pharisees

37 And as He spoke, a certain Pharisee asked Him to dine with him. So He went in and sat down to eat. 38 dWhen the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that He had not first washed before dinner.

39 eThen the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but fyour inward part is full of 2greed and wickedness. 40 Foolish ones! Did not gHe who made the outside make the inside also? 41 hBut rather give alms of 3such things as you have; then indeed all things are clean to you.

42 i“But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and jpass by justice and the klove of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone. 43 lWoe to you Pharisees! For you love the 4best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces. 44 mWoe to you, 5scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! nFor you are like graves which are not seen, and the men who walk over them are not aware of them.”


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