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The Light of the Body

33 “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a bushel basket;[a] rather, one puts it on the lampstand so that those who enter may see the light.(A) 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. If your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but if it is unhealthy, your body is full of darkness.(B) 35 Therefore consider whether the light in you is not darkness. 36 But if your whole body is full of light, with no part of it in darkness, it will be as full of light as when a lamp gives you light with its rays.”

Jesus Denounces Pharisees and Experts in the Law

37 While he was speaking, a Pharisee invited him to dine with him, so he went in and took his place at the table.(C) 38 The Pharisee was amazed to see that he did not first wash before dinner.(D) 39 Then the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.(E) 40 You fools! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also? 41 So give as alms those things that are within and then everything will be clean for you.(F)

42 “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and herbs of all kinds and neglect justice and the love of God; it is these you ought to have practiced, without neglecting the others.(G)

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  1. 11.33 Other ancient authorities lack or under a bushel basket