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Matthew 23 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Pharisaism Exposed

(Mar 12:38–40; Luk 20:45–47 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:1 - Then Yeshua spoke to the multitudes and to his talmidim,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:2 - saying, "The Sofrim and the Perushim sat on Moshe's seat.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:3 - All things therefore whatever they tell you to observe, observe and do, but don't do their works; for they say, and don't do.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:4 - For they bind heavy burdens that are grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not lift a finger to help them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:5 - But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their tefillin broad, enlarge the tzitziyot of their garments,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:6 - and love the place of honor at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:7 - the salutations in the marketplaces, and to be called 'Rabbi, Rabbi' by men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:8 - But don't you be called 'Rabbi,' for one is your teacher, the Messiah, and all of you are brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:9 - Call no man on the eretz your father, for one is your Father, he who is in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:10 - Neither be called masters, for one is your master, the Messiah.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:11 - But he who is greatest among you will be your servant.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:12 - Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Eight Woes

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:13 - "Woe to you, Sofrim and Perushim, hypocrites! For you devour widows’ houses, and as a pretense you make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:14 - "But woe to you, Sofrim and Perushim, hypocrites! Because you shut up the Kingdom of Heaven against men; for you don’t enter in yourselves, neither do you allow those who are entering in to enter.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:15 - Woe to you, Sofrim and Perushim, hypocrites! For you travel around by sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much of a son of Gehinnom as yourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:16 - "Woe to you, you blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obligated.'
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:17 - You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:18 - 'Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is a obligated.'
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:19 - You blind fools! For which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:20 - He therefore who swears by the altar, swears by it, and by everything on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:21 - He who swears by the temple, swears by it, and by him who was living in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:22 - He who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God, and by him who sits on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:23 - "Woe to you, Sofrim and Perushim, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cumin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law: justice, mercy, and faith. But you ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:24 - You blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:25 - "Woe to you, Sofrim and Perushim, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and unrighteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:26 - You blind Parush, first clean the inside of the cup and of the platter, that the outside of it may become clean also.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:27 - "Woe to you, Sofrim and Perushim, hypocrites! For you are like whitened tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but inwardly are full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:28 - Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:29 - "Woe to you, Sofrim and Perushim, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets, and decorate the tombs of the righteous,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:30 - and say, 'If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we wouldn't have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.'
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:31 - Therefore you testify to yourselves that you are sons of those who killed the prophets.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:32 - Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:33 - You serpents, you offspring of vipers, how will you escape the judgment of Gehinnom?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:34 - Therefore, behold, I send to you prophets, wise men, and Sofrim. Some of them you will kill and crucify; and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:35 - that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the eretz, from the blood of righteous Hevel to the blood of Zekharyah son of Berekhyah, whom you killed between the sanctuary and the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:36 - Most assuredly I tell you, all these things will come upon this generation.

Lament over Jerusalem

(Luk 13:34, 35 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:37 - "Yerushalayim, Yerushalayim, who kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to her! How often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you would not!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:38 - Behold, your house is left to you desolate.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:39 - For I tell you, you will not see me from now on, until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!'"
HNV Footnotes
Some Greek texts reverse the order of verses 13 and 14, and some omit verse 13, numbering verse 14 as 13. NU omits verse 14.
Some Greek texts reverse the order of verses 13 and 14, and some omit verse 13, numbering verse 14 as 13. NU omits verse 14.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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