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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Matthew 23:28


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    King James Bible - Matthew 23:28

    Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

    World English Bible

    Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to
    men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

    Douay-Rheims - Matthew 23:28

    So you also outwardly indeed appear to
    men just; but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Thus ye also outwardly appear righteous to
    men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

    Greek Textus Receptus


    ουτως
    3779 ADV και 2532 CONJ υμεις 5210 P-2NP εξωθεν 1855 ADV μεν 3303 PRT φαινεσθε 5316 5743 V-PPI-2P τοις 3588 T-DPM ανθρωποις 444 N-DPM δικαιοι 1342 A-NPM εσωθεν 2081 ADV δε 1161 CONJ μεστοι 3324 A-NPM εστε 2075 5748 V-PXI-2P υποκρισεως 5272 N-GSF και 2532 CONJ ανομιας 458 N-GSF

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    VERSE (28) -
    :5 1Sa 16:7 Ps 51:6 Jer 17:9,10 Lu 16:15 Heb 4:12,13

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 23:28

    Así tambin vosotros por fuera, a la verdad, os mostris justos a los hombres; mas por dentro, llenos estis de hipocresía e iniquidad.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Matthew 23:28

    Verse 28. Even so ye also-appear
    righteous unto men] But what will this appearance avail a man, when God sits in judgment upon his soul? Will the fair reputation which he had acquired among men, while his heart was the seat of unrighteousness, screen him from the stroke of that justice which impartially sends all impurity and unholiness into the pit of destruction? No. In the sin that he hath sinned, and in which he hath died, and according to that, shall he be judged and punished; and his profession of holiness only tends to sink him deeper into the lake which burns with unquenchable fire. Reader! see that thy heart be right with God.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 28. Even so ye also outwardly appear
    righteous , etc.] By making broad their phylacteries, enlarging the borders of their garments, praying long prayers, compassing sea and land to make one proselyte, paying tithes of all manner of herbs, and cleansing the outside of the cup and platter, and doing all their works, prayers, fastings, and alms deeds, to be seen of men.

    This is the accommodation of the above simile; by reason of these things they looked like whited sepulchres, outwardly beautiful: so these appeared outwardly righteous, they looked like righteous persons, and were not; they were what Hagar, as the Jews say, charged her mistress with being; for so they interpret these words, her mistress was despised in her eyes, ( Genesis 16:4) f1308 . She said, this Sarah is not secretly, what she is openly; she appears tqdx ayh wlyak , as if she was righteous and she is not righteous.

    The same they say of Leah. This was a misrepresentation; but the representation Christ gives of these men, is right; they were of that sort of the Pharisees, which they call y[wbxh , the dyed, or coloured ones: it is said of Jannai the king, that he should say to those of his family f1310 ; Do not be afraid of them that are Pharisees, (that are truly so,) nor of them that are not Pharisees; but of them that are, y[wbxh , dyed, for they are like to Pharisees; for their works are as the works of Zimri, (adulterers, as these were,) and they expect the reward as Phinehas.

    The gloss upon it is, the Pharisees hated him, because he had slain many of their wise men, and was turned Sadducee; and when he was dying, his wife was afraid of them, lest they should take away the kingdom from her sons, and she desired him to seek their favour for her; but he said unto her, do not be afraid of the Pharisees, for they are righteous, and will not render evil to thee, nor to thy sons; for they have not sinned against them; nor of them that are not Pharisees, for they are their friends; but of the dyed ones: as if he had said, their appearance is not according to their nature, but they are dyed without, rbk kwt yaw , and their inside is not as their outside: for their works are as the work of Zimri, for they are ungodly; and they expect the reward as Phinehas, saying to men, to honour them as Phinehas.

    But this outward show and appearance of righteousness, was only unto men, not unto God: they did not appear so to him, who is the searcher of hearts, and knows what is in man, and knew all the secret wickedness that was in them; for though they imposed upon, and deceived men, they could not deceive God; nor was their iniquity hid from Christ, who adds, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity: and which was evident from their ambition and vain glory, in desiring the uppermost rooms at feasts, the chief places in the synagogue, greetings in the markets, and titles of honour and grandeur; from their avarice and cruel oppression of the widows, and fatherless, under a pretence of long prayers; from their neglecting the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith, and practising extortion and excess: that saying of theirs f1311 , may be applied to themselves; every disciple of a wise man, wrbk wkwt ya , whose inside is not as his outside, is no disciple of a wise man.

    And it is expressly ascribed by some of their writers to one sort of the Pharisees, of whom they say f1312 , they are desirous to appear to men to be holy, but their inside is not as their outside; which is much the same Christ here says of them. What our Lord charges these men with, is owned by their own doctors; they say f1313 , that the iniquity of those that were under the first temple, was open and manifest, but the iniquity of those that were under the second temple, was not open.

    But as the gloss says, the children of the second temple, rtsb wyh y[r , were secretly wicked.


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 13-33 - The scribes and Pharisees were enemies to the gospel of Christ, an therefore to the salvation of the souls of men. It is bad to keep awa from Christ ourselves, but worse also to keep others from him. Yet it is no new thing for the show and form of godliness to be made a cloa to the greatest enormities. But dissembled piety will be reckone double iniquity. They were very busy to turn souls to be of their party. Not for the glory of God and the good of souls, but that the might have the credit and advantage of making converts. Gain being their godliness, by a thousand devices they made religion give way to their worldly interests. They were very strict and precise in smalle matters of the law, but careless and loose in weightier matters. It is not the scrupling a little sin that Christ here reproves; if it be sin, though but a gnat, it must be strained out; but the doing that and then swallowing a camel, or, committing a greater sin. While the would seem to be godly, they were neither sober nor righteous. We ar really, what we are inwardly. Outward motives may keep the outsid clean, while the inside is filthy; but if the heart and spirit be mad new, there will be newness of life; here we must begin with ourselves The righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees was like the ornament of a grave, or dressing up a dead body, only for show. The deceitfulness of sinners' hearts appears in that they go down the streams of the sins of their own day, while they fancy that they shoul have opposed the sins of former days. We sometimes think, if we ha lived when Christ was upon earth, that we should not have despised an rejected him, as men then did; yet Christ in his Spirit, in his word in his ministers, is still no better treated. And it is just with God to give those up to their hearts' lusts, who obstinately persist i gratifying them. Christ gives men their true characters.


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    ουτως
    3779 ADV και 2532 CONJ υμεις 5210 P-2NP εξωθεν 1855 ADV μεν 3303 PRT φαινεσθε 5316 5743 V-PPI-2P τοις 3588 T-DPM ανθρωποις 444 N-DPM δικαιοι 1342 A-NPM εσωθεν 2081 ADV δε 1161 CONJ μεστοι 3324 A-NPM εστε 2075 5748 V-PXI-2P υποκρισεως 5272 N-GSF και 2532 CONJ ανομιας 458 N-GSF


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