Matthew 23:23-39 New American Standard Bible

23  " Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees , hypocrites ! For you tithe mint and dill and 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 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 . 27  " 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 . 28  "So you, too , outwardly appear righteous to men , but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness . 29  " Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees , hypocrites ! For you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous , 30  and say , 'If we had been living in the days of our fathers , we would not have been partners with them in shedding the blood of the prophets .' 31  "So you testify against yourselves , that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets . 32  "Fill up, then , the measure of the guilt of your fathers . 33  "You serpents , you brood of vipers , how will you escape the sentence of hell ?

34  " Therefore e , behold , I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes ; some of them you will kill and crucify , and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues , and persecute from city to city , 35  so that upon you may fall the guilt of all the righteous blood shed on earth , from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah , the son of Berechiah , whom you murdered between the temple and the altar . 36  "Truly I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation .#rl

Jesus Laments over Jerusalem

37  " Jerusalem , Jerusalem , who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together , the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings , and you were unwilling e . 38  "Behold , your house is being left to you desolate ! 39  "For I say to you, from now on you will not see Me until you say , ' BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE Lord !' "

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