THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
e. Rebuking the Religionists
(1) Their Hypocrisy
1 aThen Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples,
4 And they bind burdens, aheavy and hard to bear, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger.
6 And they love the aplace of honor at the dinners and the chief seats in the synagogues
11 And the agreatest among you shall be your servant.
(2) Their Eightfold Woe
13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, 1hypocrites! For you aclose off the kingdom of the heavens in the face of men; for you do 2bnot enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to enter.
15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you go about the sea and the dry land to make one aproselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a bson of 1cGehenna as yourselves.
18 And, Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the agift which is upon it, he is bound.
20 Therefore he who swears by the altar swears by it and by all the things upon it;
21 And he who swears by the temple swears by it and by Him who adwells in it;
23 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ayou bgive a tenth of the mint and the anise and the cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law -- 1cjustice and dmercy and faithfulness. But these you should have done and 2not neglected the others.
24 aBlind guides, who strain out the gnat but swallow the camel!
26 Blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup and the dish so that their outside also may become clean.
28 So you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
29 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you abuild up the graves of the prophets and adorn the tombs of the righteous,
30 And say, If we had been there in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
31 So then you testify against yourselves that you are the sons of those who amurdered the prophets.
32 And you, afill up the measure of your fathers!
34 aTherefore, behold, I bsend to you 1cprophets and wise men and dscribes. Some of them you will ekill and crucify, and some of them you will fscourge in your synagogues and gpersecute from hcity to city,
35 So that upon you may come all the righteous ablood shed on the earth, from the bblood of righteous Abel to the blood of cZachariah, son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.
f. Forsaking Jerusalem with Its Temple
37 aJerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and bstones those who are sent to her! How often 1I desired to gather your cchildren together, the way a hen gathers her brood under her dwings, and you would not!