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MATT. XXIII. 13, 14.

A. D. 33. υποκριται ότι κατεσθίετε τας οικίας των | for the wrath is come upon therm to xmpāv, xai wzopáser Manga FT COTEUXÓP EVO theuttermost, 1 Thess. ii. 15, 16. Now δια τούτο λήψεσθε περισσότερον κρίμα.

as Jannes and Jambres withstood But woe unto you, Scribes and Pha- Moses, so do these also resist the risees, hypocrites! a for ye shut up the truth : men of corrupt minds, reprokingdom of heaven against men: for ye bate concerning the faith, 2 Tim. iii. 8. neither go in yourselves, neither suffer

VER. 14. ye them that are entering to go in. a Whether of them twain did the | υποκριται ότι κλείετε την βασιλείαν των

Ουαί υμίν, Γραμματείς και Φαρισαίοι, will of his father? They say unto him, ουρανών έμπροσθεν των ανθρώπων υμείς The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the Pub yag oix, ela é xesde, oidè tog cicesxouélicans and the harlots go into the

νους αφίετε εισελθείν. kingdom of God before you. For John

Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, came unto you in the way of righte- hypocrites! a for ye devour widows' houses,

and ye believed him not : but and for a pretence make long prayer : the Publicans and the harlots believ-btherefore ye shall receive the greater ed him: and ye, when ye had seen it,

damnation. repented not afterward, that ye might a Ye shall not afflict any widow, or believe him, Matt. xxi. 31,32. Woe fatherless child. If thou 'afflict them unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken in any wise, and they cry at all unto away the key of knowledge: ye enter me, I will surely heartheir cry; And not in yourselves, and them that were my wrath shallwax hot, and I will kill entering in ye hindered, Luke xi. 52. you with the sword; and your wives These words spake his parents, because shall be widows, and your children fathey feared the Jews: for the Jews therless, Exod. xxii. 22——24. If I have had agreed already, that if any man withheld the poor from their desire, did confess that he was Christ, he or have caused the eyes of the widow should be put out of the synagogue, to fail ; Or have eaten my morsel myJohn ix. 22. Then again called they self alone, and the fatherless hath the man that was blind, and said unto not eaten thereof; (For from my youth him, Give God the praise : we know he was brought up with me, as with a that this man is a sinner, 24. They Father, and I have guided her from answered and said unto him, Thou my mother's womb;) If I have seen wast altogether born in sins, and dost any perish for want of clothing, or any thou teach us? And they cast him out, poor without covering ; If his loins 34. But that it spread no further have not blessed me, and if he were among the people, let us straitlythreat- not warmed with the fleece of my en them, that they speak henceforth sheep ;- Then let mine arm fall from to no man in this name. And they my shoulderblade; and mine arm be called them, and commanded them broken from the bone, xxxi. 16–22. not to speak at all nor teach in the Which devour widows' houses, and for name of Jesus, Acts iv. 17, 18. Say- a pretence make long prayers : these ing, Did not we straitly command shall receive greater damnation, Mark you that ye should not teach in this xii. 40. For of this sort are they which name? and, behold, ye have filled Je-creep into houses, and lead captive rusalem with your doctrine, and intend silly women laden with sins, led away to bring this man's blood upon us, with divers lusts, 2 Tim. iii. 6. For v. 28. And to him they agreed: and there are many unruly and vain talkers when they had called the apostles, and and deceivers, specially they of the beaten them, they commanded that circumcision: Whose mouths must be they should not speak in the name of stopped, who subvert whole houses, Jesus, and let them go, 40. Who teaching things which they ought not, both killed the Lord Jesus, and their for filthy lucre's sake, Tit. i. 10, 11. own prophets, and have persecuted us; Having eyes full of adultery, and that and they please not God, and are con- cannot cease from sin ; beguiling untrary to all men: Forbidding us to stable souls: an heart they have exspeak to the Gentiles that they might ercised with covetous practices ; cursbe saved, to fill up their sins alway: led children : Which have forsaken


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MATT. XXIJ. 14–16.

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the right way, and are gone astray, sought to bring them out to the people. following the way of Balaam the son And when they found them not, they of Bosor, who loved the wages of un- drew Jason and certain brethren unto righteousness, 2 Pet. ii. 14, 15. the rulers of the city, crying, These

b Ye serpents, ye generation of vi- that have turned the world upside pers, how can ye escape the damna- down are come hither also, xvii. 5,6. tion of hell ? ver. 33. But I say But when the Jews of Thessalonica unto you, That it shall be more had knowledge that the word of God tolerable for the land of Sodom in the was preached of Paul at Berea, they day of judgment, than for thee, xi. 24. came thither also, and stirred up the But he that knew not, and did com- people, 13. mit things worthy of stripes, shall be

VER. 16. beaten with few stripes. For unto Ουαί υμίν, οδηγοί τυφλοί, οι λέγοντες: whomsoever much is given, of him "Os av õpesn tv to vam, oudév ÉCTIV ôs do shall be much required: and to whom | αν ομόση εν τω χρυσώ του ναού, οφείλει. men have committed much, of him they Woe unto you, a ye blind guides, which will ask the more, Luke xii. 48. My say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, brethren, be not many masters, know. bit is nothing; but whosoever shall swear ing that we shall receive the greater. by the gold of the temple, he is a dehtor! condemnation, Jam. ii. 1. And a Ye fools and blind: for whether through covetousness shall they with is greater, the gold, or the temple feigned words make merchandise of that sanctifieth the gold? ver. 17. you: whose judgment now of a long Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first time lingereth not, and their damna- that which is within the cup and plattion slumberetb not, 2 Pet. ii. 3.

ter, that the outside of them


be VER. 15.

clean also, 26. Let them alone : they

be blind leaders of the blind. And if Ουαί υμίν, Γραμματείς και Φαρισαίοι, the blind lead the blind, both shall inoxerradi öri megiáyćTÈ TÀU Sárasoavxal fall into the ditch, xv. 14. His watchτην ξηράν, ποιήσαι ένα προσήλυτον και όταν γένηται, σόιείτε αυτόν υιόν γεένης διπ- they are all dumb dogs, they cannot

men are blind : they are all ignorant, λότερον υμών.

bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to Woe unto you, Scribes und Pharisees, slumber. Yea, they are greedy dogs hypocrites! a for ye compass sea und lund which can never have enough, and they to make one proselyte, and when he is are shepherds that cannot understand: made, bye make him twofold more the they all look to their own way, every child of hell than yourselves.

one for his gain, from his quarter, a They zealously affect you, but not Isa. lvi. 10, 11. And Jesus said, For well; yea, they would exclude you, judgment I am come into this world, that ye might affect them, Gal. iv. 17. that they which see not might see ; As many as desire to make a fair and that they which see might be shew in the flesh, they constrain you made blind. And some of the Phato be circumcised; only lest they should risees which were with him heard suffer persecution for the cross of these words, and said unto him, Are Christ, vi. 12.

we blind also ? Jesus said unto them, But the unbelieving Jews stirred If ye were blind ye should have no up the Gentiles, and made their minds sin : but now ye say, We see; therefore evil affected against the brethren, your sin remaineth, John ix. 39—41. Acts xiv. 2. And there came thither b But ye say, Whosoever shall say certain Jews from Antioch and Ico- to his father or his mother, It is a gift, nium, who persuaded the people, and, by whatsoever thou mightest be prohaving stoned Paul, drew him out fited by me; And honour not his faof the city, supposing he had been ther or his mother, he shall be free. dead, 19. But the Jews which be- Thus have ye made the commandlieved not, moved with envy, took ment of God of none effect by your umto them certain lewd fellows of the tradition, Matt. xv. 5, 6. baser sort, and gathered a company,

VER. 17. and set all the city on an uproar, and Μωροί και τυφλοί τις γαρ μείζων εστίν, assaulted the house of Jason, and | ο χρυσός, ή ο ναός ο αγιάζων τον χρυσόν;

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MATT. XXIII. 17-23.

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Ye fools and blind: for whether is sweareth a by the throne of God, and by greater, the gold, or the temple that him that sitteth threon. sanctifieth the gold ?

a But I say unto you, swear not at VER. 18.

all; neither by heaven; for it is God's Kaie "Os lay ouốon fy tố Suolapampion in his holy temple,

the Lord's throne

throne, Matt. v. 34. The LORD is ouden ictir doar bubon iv tm despoo To is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyeεπάνω αυτού, οφείλει. And, Whosoever shall swear by the 4. Thus saith the LORD, The heaven

lids try, the children of men, Psal. xi. altar, it is nothing; but whosoever swear is my throne, and the earth is my foot. eth by the gift ihat is upon it, he is stool : where is the house that ye built *guilty.

unto me? and where is the place of * Or, debtor, or, bound.

my rest? Isa. Ixvi. 1. Heaven is my VER. 19.

throne, and earth is my footstool : Magoi xai Tupací. Ti gào peilov, tò 86- what house will ye build me? saith sov, s tò Susiao thploy to dyiálov rò 8ãpoy; the Lord : or what is the place of my

Ye fools and blind: for whether is rest? Acts vii. 49. And immediately greater, the gift, or the altar that sanc- I was in the spirit : and, behold, a tifielh the gift?

throne was set in heaven, and one sat

on the throne. And he that sat was VER. 20.

to look upon like a jasper and a sárο ούν ομόσας εν τω θυσιαστηρίω ομνύει | dine stone: and there was a rainbow εν αυτώ, και εν πάσι τοίς επάνω αυτού round about the throne, in sight like

Whoso therefore shall swear by the unto an emerald, Rev. iv. 2, 3. altar, sweareth by it and by all things

VER. 23. thereon.

Ουαί υμίν, Γραμματείς και Φαρισαίοι, VER. 21.

υποκριται ότι αποδεκατoύτε το ήδύοσμον, Και ο ομόσας εν τω ναώ, ομνύει εν αυτώ, και το άνηθον, και το κύμινον, και αφήκατε και εν τω κατοικούντι αυτόν.

τα βαρύτερα του νόμου, την κρίσιν, και τον And whoso shall swear by the temple, έλεον, και την πίστιν ταύτα έδει ποιήσαι, sweareth by it, a and by him that dwell. xoxsiva pent à préval. eth therein.

Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, # I have surely built thee an house hypocrites! afor ye pay tithe of mint and to dwell in, a settled place for thee anise and cummin, and have omitted to abide in for ever, 1 Kings viii. 13. the weightier matters of the law, judgBut will God indeed dwell on the ment, mercy, and faith : Cthese ought ye earth? behold, the heaven and hea- to have done, and not to leave the other ven of heavens cannot contain thee;

undone. how much less this house that I have

* Gr. am Jov, dill. builded ? 27. But I have built an

a But woe unto you, Pharisees! for house of habitation for thee, and a ye tithe mint and rue and all manner place forthy dwelling forever, 2Chron. of herbs, and pass over judgment and vi. 2. And the priests could not enter the love of God: these ought ye to into the house of the LORD, because have done, and not to leave the other the glory of the Lord had filled the undone, Luke xi. 42. LORD's house, vii. 2. LORD, I have b But go ye and learn what that loved the habitation of thine house, meaneth, I will have mercy, and not and the place where thine honour sacrifice : for I am not come to call dwelleth, Psal. xxvi. 8. For the LORD the righteous, but sinners to repenthath chosen Zion; he hath desired ance, Matt. ix. 13. But if ye had it for his habitation. This is my rest known what this meaneth, I will have for ever : here will I dwell; for I have mercy and not sacrifice, ye would not desired it, cxxxii. 13, 14.

have condemned the guiltless, xii. 7.

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love VER. 22.

the Lord thy God, with all thy heart, Και ο ομόσας εν τώ ουρανώ, ομνύει εν τώ | and with all thy soul, and with all θρόνο του Θεού, και εν τω καθημένω επάνω | thy mind, This is the first and great αυτού.

commandment. And the second is And he that shall swear by heaven, like unto it, Thou shalt love thy

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MATT. xxij. 23–25.

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neighbour as thyself. On these two | into the treasury, because it is the commandments hang all the Law and price of blood. And they took counthe Prophets, xxii. 37–40. And Sa- sel, and bought with them the potter's muel said, Hath the LORD as great de- field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore light in burnt-offerings and sacrifices, that field was called, The field of blood, as in obeying the voice of the Lord unto this day, xxvii. 6-8. And the Behold, to obey is better than sacri- Scribes and Pharisees watched hiin, fice, and to hearken than the fat of whether he would heal on the sabbath rams, 1 Sam. xv. 22. To do justice day; that they might find an acand judgment is more acceptable to cusation against him, Luke vi. 7. the Lord than sacrifice, Prov. xxi. 3. And looking round about upon them For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice, all, he said unto the man, Stretch and the knowledge of God more than forth thy hand. And he did so: and burnt-offerings, Hos. vi. 6. But the his hand was restored whole as the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, other, 10. Then led they Jesus from longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment : faith, meekness, temperance: against and it was early; and they themsuch there is no law, Gal. v. 22, 23. selves went not into the judgment

• Whosoever therefore shall break hall, lest they should be del l; but one of these least commandments, that they might eat the passover, and shall teach men so, he shall John xviii. 28. Then cried they all be called the least in the kingdom again, saying, Not this man, but Baof heaven : but whosoever shall do rabbas. Now Barabbas was a roband teach them; the same shall be ber, 40. called great in the kingdom of heaven.

VER. 25. For I say unto you, that except your Ουαί υμίν, Γραμματείς και Φαρισαίοι, righteousness shall exceed the righte- υποκριται· δτι καθαρίζετε το έξωθεν του ousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, 1 ποτηρίου και της παροψίδος, έσωθεν δε γέye shall in no case enter into the king- μουσιν εξ αρπαγής και ακρασίας. dom of heaven, Matt. v. 19, 20.

Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, VER. 24.

hypocrites! afor ye make clean the out'Odngoi tupaol, ci diürigortas Tòy xú- side of the cup and of the platter, but νωπα, την δε κάμηλον καταπίνοντες. within they are bfull of extortion and

Ye blind guides, a which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

a For out of the heart proceed evil a Or how wilt thou say to thy bro thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornither, Let me pull out the mote out cations, thefts, false witness, blaspheof thine eye ; and, behold, a beam is in mies : These are the things which dethine own eye? Matt. vii. 4. Why do file a man: but to eat with unwashen thy disciples transgress the tradition of hands defiletb not a man, Matt. xv. the elders? for they wash not their 19, 20. And when they come from hands when they eat bread. But he the market, except they wash, they answered and said unto them, Why eat not. And many other things there do ye also transgress the command be, which they have received to hold, ment of God by your tradition ? For as the washing of cups, and pots, God commanded, saying, Honour thy brasen vessels, and of tables, Mark father and mother: and, He that curs- vii. 4. And the Lord said unto him, eth father or mother, let him die the Now do ye Pharisees make clean the death. But ye say, Whosoever shall outside of the cup and the platter; say to his father or his mother, It is a but your inward part is full of ravengift, by whatsoever thou mightest being and wickedness. Ye fools, did profited by me ; And honour not his not he that made that which is with. father or his mother, he shall be free. out make that which is within also ? Thus have ye made the command Luke xi. 39, 40. ment of God of none effect by your b But they also bave erred through tradition, xv. 2–6. And the Chief wine, and through strong drink are Priests took the silver pieces, and out of the way, the priest and the said, It is not lawful for to put them prophet have erred through strong


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MATT. XXIII. 25–28.

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drink, they are swallowed up of wine,

VER. 27. they are out of the way through strong Ουαί υμίν, Γραμματείς και Φαρισαίοι, drink; they err in vision, they stum- unoxpotai. ©To magoudovéete tápas xexoble in judgment. For all tables are γιαμένοις, οίτινες έξωθεν μέν φαίνονται ωραίοι, full of vomit and filthiness, so that tower virouw ÓCTÉav vexção, xai má. there is no place clean, Isa. xxviii. 7, 8. σης ακαθαρσίας. VER. 26.

Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, Papioate tupai, xabágoson mpātou to hypocrites! for ye are a like unto whited εντός του ποτηρίου και της παροψίδος, ίνα sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful γένηται και το εκτός αυτών καθαρόν. outward, but are within full of dead

Thou blind Pharisee, acleanse first men's bones, and of all uncleanness. that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean voice like a trumpet, and shew my

a Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy also.

people their transgression, and the a Either make the tree good, and house of Jacob their sins. Yet they his fruit good; or else make the tree seek me daily, and delight to know my corrupt, and his fruit corrupt : for the

ways, as a nation that did righteous. tree is known by his fruit, Matt. xii. ness, and forsook not the ordinance of 33. Let the wicked forsake his way, their God: they ask of me the ordiand the unrighteous man his thoughts : nance of justice; they take delight in and let him return unto the Lord, and approaching to God, Isa. lviii. 1, 2. he will have mercy upon him; and to Woe unto you Scribes and Pharisees, our God, for he will abundantly par. hypocrites! for ye are as graves which don, Isa. lv. 7. O Jerusalem, wash appear not, and the men that walk thine heart from wickedness, that thou

over them are not aware of them, Luke mayest be saved. How long shall vain xi. 44. Then said Paul unto him, thoughts lodge within thee? Jer. iv. God shall smite thee, thou wbited 14. "I have seen thine adulteries, and wall : for sittest thou to judge me thy neighings, the lewdness of thy after the law, and commandest me to whoredom, and thine abominations on be smitten contrary to the law ? Acts the hills in the fields. Woe unto thee, xxiii. 3. O Jerusalem! wilt thou not be made

VER. 28. clean ? when shall it once be ? xiii. 27.

ούτω και υμείς έξωθεν μέν φαίνεσθε τους Cast away from you all your trans- ανθρώπους δίκαιοι, έσωθεν δε μεστοι έστε gressions, whereby ye have trans- υποκρίσεως και ανομίας. gressed; and make you a new heart, and a new spirit: for why will ye die,

Even so a ye also outwardly appear O house of Israel? Ezek. xviii. $1. A righteous unto men, bbut within ye are good man out of the good treasure of full of hypocrisy and iniquity. his heart bringeth forth that which is a But all their works they do for to good ; and an evil man out of the evil be seen of men: they make broad treasure of his heart, bringeth forth their phylacteries, and enlarge the that which is evil; for of the abun- borders of their garments, 5. But the dance of the heart his mouth speaketh, LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on Luke vi. 45. Having therefore these his countenance, or on the height of promises dearly beloved, let us cleanse his stature, because I have refused ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh him: for the LORD seeth not as man and spirit, perfecting holiness in the seeth ; for man looketh on the outfear of God, 2 Cor. vii. 1. Let us ward appearance, but the Lord lookdraw near with a true heart, in full eth on the heart, 1 Sam. xvi. 7. Be. assurance of faith, having our hearts | hold thou desirest truth in the inward sprinkled from an evil conscience, and parts : and in the hidden part thou our bodies washed with pure water, shalt make me to know wisdom, Psal. Heb. x. 22. Draw nigh to God, and li. 6. The heart is deceitful above he will draw nigh”to you. Cleanse all things, and desperately wicked : your hands ye sinners; and purify who can know it? I the Lord, search your hearts ye double-minded, Jam. the heart, I try the reins, even to give iv. 8.

to every man according to his ways,

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