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Matthew 23:23-24

Woe

to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cumin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law: justice, mercy, and faith. But you ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone. You blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel!
Matthew 23:23-24

Context

Matthew 23 [16.] “Woe to you, you blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obligated.’ You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold? ‘Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is obligated?’ You blind fools! For which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift? He therefore who swears by the altar, swears by it, and by everything on it. He who swears by the temple, swears by it, and by him who was living[e] in it. He who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God, and by him who sits on it.

Matthew 23 [23.] “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cumin,[f] and have left undone the weightier matters of the law: justice, mercy, and faith. But you ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone. You blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel!

Matthew 23 [25.] “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and unrighteousness.[g] You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the platter, that its outside may become clean also.

Footnotes:

e. Matthew 23:21 NU reads “lives”.
f. Matthew 23:23 cumin is an aromatic seed from Cuminum cyminum, resembling caraway in flavor and appearance. It is used as a spice. g. Matthew 23:25 TR reads “self-indulgence” instead of “unrighteousness”.


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