Yet it is no new thing for the show and form of godliness to be made a cloak to the greatest enormities. Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! He calls sinners to take refuge under his tender protection, keeps them safe, and nourishes them to eternal life. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? Paul's doctrine of submission to magistrates for conscience sake, gives no countenance to the Popish doctrine of the obligation John Calvin— The Institutes of the Christian Religion Teacher's Apparatus. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Every teacher of entire sanctification that I ever heard says that the consecration must be complete; but how am I to know when Robert Lee Berry— Adventures in the Land of Canaan If a faithful picture of society in ancient Greece or Rome were to be presented to view, it is not easy to believe that even they who now most oppose the Bible could wish their aims success. A hen gathering her chickens under her wings, is an apt emblem of the Saviour's tender love to those who trust in him, and his faithful care of them.
. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. We can only judge according to outward appearance; but God searches the heart.
Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. ¶ Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's. After making these accusations, Jesus promises that they will not see him again until they bless him as being from the Lord. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? Lament over Jerusalem O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean. Although Jesus attached from that time little value to the pilgrimage, he conformed Ernest Renan— The Life of Jesus 4.
You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. They should instead seek to lead others to God by their example in serving others. This season is there rather cold. Matthew 23 · · Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: all therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. He says that they rejoice in wearing broader headbands and longer tassels, taking the place of honor at banquets, sitting in the front seat at synagogues, and allowing themselves to be called Rabbi.
Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. He explains that they will bring dishonor and discredit to Jerusalem because of their false actions. Jerusalem and her children had a large share of guilt, and their punishment has been signal. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! They obey the word of the law by paying tithes but neglect the spirit of the law by not practicing justice, mercy, and good faith. Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. ¶ Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! But dissembled piety will be reckoned double iniquity. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! We sometimes think, if we had lived when Christ was upon earth, that we should not have despised and rejected him, as men then did; yet Christ in his Spirit, in his word, in his ministers, is still no better treated. Not for the glory of God and the good of souls, but that they might have the credit and advantage of making converts. How would it be taken? And they brought unto him a penny. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Many of the disciples followed him. Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Is it wrong for Catholics to refer to their priests as 'father'? ¶ Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! And hence, as early as the second century, within a hundred years of St. We owe to the fourth gospel our knowledge of the fact that Jesus began his general ministry in Jerusalem. But who that looks around on the visible church, would think this was the spirit required? I have heard some tell of how the holy fire of the Spirit seemed to go all through them. And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
« Matthew 23 » « Warning the People Jesus explains that the scribes and Pharisees act in the manner that they do so as to attract attention. The silence of the other records concerning this beginning cannot discredit the testimony of John. The consistent disciple of Christ is pained by being put into chief places. Every other bound has been successively passed and submerged by the rising tide; how deep only the student Alfred Edersheim— Sketches of Jewish Social Life And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces, And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts: Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his disciples, Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;. The corruption, not only of the heathen world, but likewise of them that were called Christians, has been matter of sorrow and lamentation to pious men, almost from the time of the apostles.