15 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel around on sea and land to make one [a](A)proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of [b](B)hell as yourselves.

16 “Woe to you, (C)blind guides, who say, ‘(D)Whoever swears by the [c]temple, that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the [d]temple is obligated.’

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  1. Matthew 23:15 Or convert
  2. Matthew 23:15 Gr Gehenna
  3. Matthew 23:16 Or sanctuary
  4. Matthew 23:16 Or sanctuary

23 (A)Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and [a]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.

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  1. Matthew 23:23 Similar to caraway seeds

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

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  1. Matthew 23:25 Or as a result of

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

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29 (A)Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous,

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