42 [a]But woe be to you, Pharisees: for ye [b]tithe the mint and the rue, and [c]all manner herbs, and pass over [d]judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to have left the other undone.

43 (A)[e]Woe be to you, Pharisees: for ye love the uppermost seats in the Synagogues, and greetings in the markets.

44 [f]Woe be to you, Scribes and Pharisees hypocrites: (B)for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them, perceive not.

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  1. Luke 11:42 It is the propense of hypocrites, to stand stoutly for little trifles, and let pass greater matters.
  2. Luke 11:42 You decide by God’s Law that the tenth part is due to be paid.
  3. Luke 11:42 Of all kind of herbs some, as Augustine expoundeth it in his Enchiridion to Laurence, chap. 99, where he showeth in like sort how that place of Paul, 1 Tim. 2:4, God will have all men to be saved, is to be expoundeth after the same manner.
  4. Luke 11:42 That is to say, that that is right and reason to do: for this word, Judgment, containeth the commandments of the second table, and the other words, The love of God, contain the first.
  5. Luke 11:43 Hypocrisy and ambition are commonly joined together.
  6. Luke 11:44 Hypocrites deceive men with an outward show.

42 “Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth(A) of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God.(B) You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone.(C)

43 “Woe to you Pharisees, because you love the most important seats in the synagogues and respectful greetings in the marketplaces.(D)

44 “Woe to you, because you are like unmarked graves,(E) which people walk over without knowing it.”

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