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Gospel of Matthew Chapter 23 Summary
Jesus Attacks the Hypocrites
- Now, Jesus gets down to the nitty-gritty. He tells the crowd to do what the scribes and Pharisees say but not to follow their example. Because they're doing it all wrong.
- He goes on to say that there is only one teacher—they shouldn't call each other rabbis but brothers.
- Then he really lets loose on the Pharisees. It's kind of a tirade, actually. He says that the Pharisees neglect virtue and are like beautiful tombs on the outside but full of dead bones and filth on the inside. Gross. He also says a lot of other unflattering stuff about them and their hypocrisy. We'll let you read it and see.
- Jesus concludes by saying he wants to gather all of Jerusalem together.