[DailyReading] Woe to hypocrites

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Thu May 31 00:00:02 MDT 2012

Lesson: Formality and False Profession
Reading: Woe to hypocrites  2012-05-31
Reference: Matt. 23:1-15 

Mt 23:1: Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
Mt 23:2: Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
Mt 23:3: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
Mt 23:4: For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
Mt 23:5: But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
Mt 23:6: And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
Mt 23:7: And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
Mt 23:8: But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
Mt 23:9: And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
Mt 23:10: Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
Mt 23:11: But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
Mt 23:12: And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
Mt 23:13: But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves , neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
Mt 23:14: Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
Mt 23:15: Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

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