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Commentaries for Matthew Chapter 23

THE FUTURE AND THE KINGDOM

Matthew's final discourse (chaps...
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Judgment on the Religious Elite

Jesus opens his prophecy of end-time judgment with a severe critique of the religious establishment of his day--the same establishment that had been challenging him in the previous chapter...
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Religion for Show

Teachers of the law are literally "scribes," which throughout the Empire included those who wrote legal documents for others, but in Judea and Galilee included educated teachers who instructed children in the law and in some cases taught adults as well...
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Woes Against Human Religion

Jesus' woes are the angry laments of wounded love, incited by compassion for those whom religious leaders have led astray (see 23:37)...
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Impending Judgment on the Religious Establishment

Many of us today do not like to preach on judgment, but the prophets of Scripture, including Jesus, heavily emphasized warnings about judgment...
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