13 “But (A)woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.

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

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29 (A)“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets and [a]adorn the monuments of the righteous,

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  1. Matthew 23:29 decorate

27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! (A)For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.

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23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! (A)For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and (B)have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.

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Saul Persecutes the Church

Now Saul was consenting to his death.

At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and (A)they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

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17 “Woe(A) to the worthless shepherd,
Who leaves the flock!
A sword shall be against his arm
And against his right eye;
His arm shall completely wither,
And his right eye shall be totally blinded.”

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15 You also must beware of him, for he has greatly resisted our words.

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(A)Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: (B)men of corrupt minds, (C)disapproved concerning the faith;

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15 (A)who killed both the Lord Jesus and (B)their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they do not please God (C)and are [a]contrary to all men, 16 (D)forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved, so as always (E)to fill up the measure of their sins; (F)but wrath has come upon them to the uttermost.

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  1. 1 Thessalonians 2:15 hostile

40 And they agreed with him, and when they had (A)called for the apostles (B)and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.

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28 saying, (A)“Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, (B)and intend to bring this Man’s (C)blood on us!”

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17 But so that it spreads no further among the people, let us severely threaten them, that from now on they speak to no man in this name.”

18 (A)So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

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34 They answered and said to him, (A)“You were completely born in sins, and are you teaching us?” And they [a]cast him out.

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  1. John 9:34 Excommunicated him

24 So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, (A)“Give God the glory! (B)We know that this Man is a sinner.”

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22 His parents said these things because (A)they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he (B)would be put out of the synagogue.

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46 The officers answered, (A)“No man ever spoke like this Man!”

47 Then the Pharisees answered them, “Are you also deceived? 48 Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him? 49 But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.”

50 Nicodemus (B)(he who came to [a]Jesus [b]by night, being one of them) said to them, 51 (C)“Does our law judge a man before it hears him and knows what he is doing?”

52 They answered and said to him, “Are you also from Galilee? Search and look, for (D)no prophet [c]has arisen out of Galilee.”

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  1. John 7:50 Lit. Him
  2. John 7:50 NU before
  3. John 7:52 NU is to rise

43 (A)Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the [a]best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces. 44 (B)Woe to you, [b]scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! (C)For you are like graves which are not seen, and the men who walk over them are not aware of them.

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  1. Luke 11:43 Or places of honor
  2. Luke 11:44 NU omits scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites

25 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! (A)For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and [a]self-indulgence.

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  1. Matthew 23:25 M unrighteousness

13 “But (A)woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in. 14 [a]Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! (B)For you devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation.

15 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of [b]hell as yourselves.

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  1. Matthew 23:14 NU omits v. 14.
  2. Matthew 23:15 Gr. Gehenna

31 Which of the two did the will of his father?”

They said to Him, “The first.”

Jesus said to them, (A)“Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you. 32 For (B)John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him; (C)but tax collectors and harlots believed him; and when you saw it, you did not afterward [a]relent and believe him.

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  1. Matthew 21:32 regret it