Matthew 23:3-7Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
3 Therefore do whatever they tell you, and observe it. But don’t do what they do,[a] because they don’t practice what they teach. 4 They tie up heavy loads that are hard to carry[b] and put them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves aren’t willing to lift a finger[c] to move them. 5 They do everything[d] to be observed by others: They enlarge their phylacteries[e] and lengthen their tassels.[f] 6 They love the place of honor at banquets, the front seats in the synagogues, 7 greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by people.