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Matthew 23:25

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23:25 “Woe to you, experts in the law 1  and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.

Matthew 23:27

Context

23:27 “Woe to you, experts in the law 2  and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs that look beautiful on the outside but inside are full of the bones of the dead and of everything unclean. 3 

Matthew 23:29

Context

23:29 “Woe to you, experts in the law 4  and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You 5  build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves 6  of the righteous.

1 tn Or “scribes.” See the note on the phrase “experts in the law” in 2:4.

2 tn Or “scribes.” See the note on the phrase “experts in the law” in 2:4.

3 sn This was an idiom for hypocrisy – just as the wall was painted on the outside but something different on the inside, so this person was not what he appeared or pretended to be (for discussion of a similar metaphor, see L&N 88.234; BDAG 1010 s.v. τοῖχος). See Deut 28:22; Ezek 13:10-16; Acts 23:3.

4 tn Or “scribes.” See the note on the phrase “experts in the law” in 2:4.

5 tn Grk “Because you.” Here ὅτι (Joti) has not been translated.

6 tn Or perhaps “the monuments” (see L&N 7.75-76).



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