(A)But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are (B)all brothers.[a] (C)And call no man your father on earth, for (D)you have one Father, who is in heaven. 10 Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, (E)the Christ. 11 (F)The greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 (G)Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

13 “But woe (H)to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you (I)shut the kingdom of heaven in people's faces. For you (J)neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in.[b] 15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single (K)proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a (L)child of (M)hell[c] as yourselves.

16 “Woe to (N)you, (O)blind guides, who say, (P)‘If anyone swears by the temple, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.’ 17 You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or (Q)the temple that has made the gold sacred? 18 And you say, ‘If anyone swears by the altar, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by (R)the gift that is on the altar, he is bound by his oath.’ 19 You blind men! For which is greater, the gift or (S)the altar that makes the gift sacred? 20 So whoever swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it. 21 And whoever swears by the temple swears by it and by (T)him who dwells in it. 22 And whoever swears by (U)heaven swears by (V)the throne of God and by (W)him who sits upon it.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 23:8 Or brothers and sisters
  2. 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
  3. Matthew 23:15 Greek Gehenna; also verse 33

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