Therefore whatever they tell you [a]to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for (A)they say, and do not do. (B)For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do to (C)be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders of their garments. (D)They love the [b]best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, ‘Rabbi, Rabbi.’

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 23:3 NU omits to observe
  2. Matthew 23:6 Or place of honor