9. Rebuking the Pharisees and Lawyers
37 Now as He spoke, a Pharisee asked Him to have the 1morning ameal with him; and He went in and reclined at table.
38 But the Pharisee, seeing it, marveled that He had not first 1awashed before the meal.
39 But the Lord said to him, Again, you Pharisees acleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but your inside is full of extortion and wickedness.
40 aFoolish ones! Did not He who made the outside make the inside also?
41 But agive the things which are 1within as alms, and behold, all things are bclean to you.
42 But woe to you, Pharisees! For you agive a tenth of the bmint and the rue and every herb, and pass by 1cjustice and love for God. But these you should have done and 2not passed by the others.
43 Woe to you, Pharisees! For you love the achief seat in the synagogues and the greetings in the bmarketplaces.
44 Woe to you! For you are like the unseen atombs, and the men who walk over them do not know it.
45 And one of the alawyers answered and said to Him, Teacher, by saying these things, you 1insult us also.
46 And He said, Woe to you lawyers also! For you burden men with burdens ahard to bear, yet you yourselves do not 1touch the burdens with one of your fingers.
47 Woe to you! For you abuild up the 1tombs of the prophets, and your fathers bkilled them.
48 You are witnesses then and fully approve of the works of your fathers, because they killed them, and you build up their tombs.
49 Therefore the 1wisdom of God also has said, I will asend to them bprophets and apostles, and some of them they will ckill and persecute,
50 In order that the ablood of all the prophets which has been poured out bfrom the foundation of the world may be crequired of this generation,
51 From the blood of aAbel to the blood of bZachariah, who perished between the altar and the house. Yes, I tell you, it will be required of 1this generation.
52 Woe to you alawyers! For you have taken away the key of bknowledge; you yourselves did not enter, and those who were entering, you 1chindered.
53 And when He went out from there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to be very hostile and to provoke Him to speak concerning many things,
54 aLying in wait for Him in order to 1catch bsomething out of His mouth.