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Now do ye Phar'i-sees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness. 

Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?

But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.

But woe unto you, Phar'i-sees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgement and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 

Woe unto you, Phar'i-sees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets. 

Woe unto you, scribes and Phar'i-sees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them. 

 

Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.

Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.

Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres. 

Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute.

That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;

From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zach-a-ri'as, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation. 

Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered. 

 

Beware ye of the leaven of the Phar'i-sees, which is hypocrisy. 

For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. 

Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the house tops.

And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 

But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. 

Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?

But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

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