And they paid close attention to him because he had amazed them for a long time with his magic.
Deacons likewise must be dignified, 1 not two-faced, 2 not given to excessive drinking, 3 not greedy for gain,
Until I come, give attention to the public reading of scripture, 1 to exhortation, to teaching.
and not pay attention to Jewish myths 1 and commands of people who reject the truth.
Therefore we must pay closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
“Watch out for false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are voracious wolves. 1
Beware 1 of people, because they will hand you over to councils 2 and flog 3 you in their synagogues. 4
“Watch out,” Jesus said to them, “beware of the yeast of the Pharisees 1 and Sadducees.” 2
Watch 1 yourselves! If 2 your brother 3 sins, rebuke him. If 4 he repents, forgive him.
Then he said to the council, 1 “Men of Israel, 2 pay close attention to 3 what you are about to do to these men.
nor to occupy themselves with myths and interminable genealogies. 1 Such things promote useless speculations rather than God’s redemptive plan 2 that operates by faith.
Yet the one these things are spoken about belongs to 1 a different tribe, and no one from that tribe 2 has ever officiated at the altar.
How could you not understand that I was not speaking to you about bread? But beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees!”
Then they understood that he had not told them to be on guard against the yeast in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
“But be on your guard 1 so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day close down upon you suddenly like a trap. 2
The crowds were paying attention with one mind to what Philip said, 1 as they heard and saw the miraculous signs 2 he was performing.
All the people, 1 from the least to the greatest, paid close attention to him, saying, “This man is the power of God that is called ‘Great.’” 2
Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the later times some will desert the faith and occupy themselves 1 with deceiving spirits and demonic teachings, 2
“Be 1 careful not to display your righteousness merely to be seen by people. 2 Otherwise you have no reward with your Father in heaven.
Meanwhile, 1 when many thousands of the crowd had gathered so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus 2 began to speak first to his disciples, “Be on your guard against 3 the yeast of the Pharisees, 4 which is hypocrisy. 5