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Sep 28 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees. You hypocrites shut the heavenly kingdom in men’s faces. You don’t enter and you prevent others from entering.3
Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites. You devour widows’ houses and, for show, say lengthy prayers. Your punishment will be more severe.
Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites. You comb sea and land for a convert, only to make him twice a child of hell as yourselves.
Woe to you, blind leaders who say, To swear by God’s temple is nothing, but whoever swears by the gold in the temple is bound. To swear by the altar is nothing, but whoever swears by the gift on it is bound.’ Blind fools. Which is greater, the gold or the temple sanctifying it; the gift or the altar sanctifying it? Whoever swears by the altar, swears by everything on it; whoever swears by the temple, swears by it and by Him who lives there; whoever swears by heaven, swears by God’s throne and by Him who occupies it.