52 Woe to you (A)lawyers! (B)For you have taken away the key of (C)knowledge. You (D)did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering.”

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13 “But woe (A)to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you (B)shut the kingdom of heaven in people's faces. For you (C)neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 23:13 Some manuscripts add here (or after verse 12) verse 14: Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows' houses and for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore you will receive the greater condemnation

For (A)the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people[a] should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.

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  1. Malachi 2:7 Hebrew they

17 But in order that it may spread no further among the people, let us warn them (A)to speak no more to anyone in this name.” 18 So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.

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47 The Pharisees answered them, (A)“Have you also been deceived? 48 (B)Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him? 49 But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.” 50 (C)Nicodemus, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them, 51 (D)“Does our law judge a man without first (E)giving him a hearing and learning what he does?” 52 They replied, (F)“Are you from Galilee too? Search and see that (G)no prophet arises from Galilee.”

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24 So for the second time they called the man who had been blind and said to him, (A)“Give glory to God. We know that (B)this man is a sinner.” 25 He answered, “Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know, that though I (C)was blind, now I see.” 26 They said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” 27 He answered them, (D)“I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?” 28 And they reviled him, saying, “You are his disciple, but (E)we are disciples of Moses. 29 We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, (F)we do not know where he comes from.” 30 The man answered, “Why, this is (G)an amazing thing! (H)You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. 31 We know that (I)God does not listen to sinners, but (J)if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him. 32 Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a man born blind. 33 (K)If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.” 34 They answered him, (L)“You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?” And they (M)cast him out.

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45 One of (A)the lawyers answered him, “Teacher, in saying these things you insult us also.” 46 And he said, “Woe to you (B)lawyers also! For (C)you load people with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.

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40 and (A)when they had called in the apostles, (B)they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.

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39 (A)And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40 He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, (B)the very stones would cry out.”

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