15 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to make one proselyte,(A) and when he becomes one, you make him twice as fit for hell[a] as you are!

16 “Woe to you, blind guides,(B) who say, ‘Whoever takes an oath by the sanctuary, it means nothing. But whoever takes an oath(C) by the gold of the sanctuary is bound by his oath.’[b] 17 Blind fools![c] For which is greater, the gold or the sanctuary that sanctified the gold?

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  1. Matthew 23:15 Lit twice the son of gehenna
  2. Matthew 23:16 Lit is obligated
  3. Matthew 23:17 Lit Fools and blind

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