Matthew 23:15-26New American Standard Bible (NASB)
15 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel around on sea and land to make one [a]proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of [b]hell as yourselves.
16 “Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the [c]temple, that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the [d]temple is obligated.’17 You fools and blind men! Which is [e]more important, the gold or the [f]temple that sanctified the gold?18 And, ‘Whoever swears by the altar, that is nothing, but whoever swears by the [g]offering on it, he is obligated.’19 You blind men, which is [h]more important, the [i]offering, or the altar that sanctifies the [j]offering?20 Therefore, [k]whoever swears by the altar, swears both by [l]the altar and by everything on it.21 And [m]whoever swears by the [n]temple, swears both by [o]the temple and by Him who dwells within it.22 And [p]whoever swears by heaven, swears both by the throne of God and by Him who sits upon it.
23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and [q]cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.24 You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!
25 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full [r]of robbery and self-indulgence.26 You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also.
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