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Matthew 23:1-3

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Seven Woes

23:1 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, 23:2 “The 1  experts in the law 2  and the Pharisees 3  sit on Moses’ seat. 23:3 Therefore pay attention to what they tell you and do it. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they teach. 4 

1 tn Grk “saying.” The participle λέγων (legwn) is redundant in contemporary English and has not been translated.

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

3 sn See the note on Pharisees in 3:7.

4 tn Grk “for they say and do not do.”



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