15 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel around on sea and land to make one [a](A)proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of [b](B)hell as yourselves.

16 “Woe to you, (C)blind guides, who say, ‘(D)Whoever swears by the [c]temple, that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the [d]temple is obligated.’ 17 You fools and blind men! (E)Which is [e]more important, the gold or the [f]temple that sanctified the gold?

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 23:15 Or convert
  2. Matthew 23:15 Gr Gehenna
  3. Matthew 23:16 Or sanctuary
  4. Matthew 23:16 Or sanctuary
  5. Matthew 23:17 Lit greater
  6. Matthew 23:17 Or sanctuary

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