“Woe to you, experts in the law 1 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. 2
The Son of Man will go as it is written about him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would be better for him if he had never been born.”
Then 1 Jesus 2 began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer 3 many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and experts in the law, 4 and be killed, and after three days rise again.
He said to them, “Elijah does indeed come first, and restores all things. And why is it written that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be despised?
For the Son of Man will go as it is written about him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would be better for him if he had never been born.”
“But woe to you Pharisees! 1 You give a tenth 2 of your mint, 3 rue, 4 and every herb, yet you neglect justice 5 and love for God! But you should have done these things without neglecting the others. 6
But Jesus 1 replied, 2 “Woe to you experts in religious law as well! 3 You load people 4 down with burdens difficult to bear, yet you yourselves refuse to touch 5 the burdens with even one of your fingers!
1 Therefore 2 you are without excuse, 3 whoever you are, 4 when you judge someone else. 5 For on whatever grounds 6 you judge another, you condemn yourself, because you who judge practice the same things.
For if someone weak sees you who possess knowledge dining in an idol’s temple, will not his conscience be “strengthened” 1 to eat food offered to idols?
For the time that has passed was sufficient for you to do what the non-Christians 1 desire. 2 You lived then 3 in debauchery, evil desires, drunkenness, carousing, drinking bouts, 4 and wanton idolatries. 5
Therefore you heavens rejoice, and all who reside in them! But 1 woe to the earth and the sea because the devil has come down to you! He 2 is filled with terrible anger, for he knows that he only has a little time!”
Why 1 should the Egyptians say, 2 ‘For evil 3 he led them out to kill them in the mountains and to destroy 4 them from the face of the earth’? Turn from your burning anger, and relent 5 of this evil against your people.
But Aaron spoke to Moses, “See here! 1 Just today they presented their sin offering and their burnt offering before the Lord and such things as these have happened to me! If I had eaten a sin offering today would the Lord have been pleased?” 2