Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
Ezekiel 34:9
therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD:
Psalm 82:1-7
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A Psalm of Asaph.
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God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:
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"How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? [Selah]
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Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
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Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked."
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They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
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I say, "You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you;
Isaiah 1:10
Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom! Give ear to the teaching of our God, you people of Gomor'rah!
Jeremiah 13:13
Then you shall say to them, `Thus says the LORD: Behold, I will fill with drunkenness all the inhabitants of this land: the kings who sit on David's throne, the priests, the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Jeremiah 13:18
Say to the king and the queen mother: "Take a lowly seat, for your beautiful crown has come down from your head."
Jeremiah 22:2
and say, `Hear the word of the LORD, O King of Judah, who sit on the throne of David, you, and your servants, and your people who enter these gates.
Jeremiah 22:3
Thus says the LORD: Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.
Micah 3:8
But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the LORD, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression and to Israel his sin.
Micah 3:9
Hear this, you heads of the house of Jacob and rulers of the house of Israel, who abhor justice and pervert all equity,
Malachi 2:1
"And now, O priests, this command is for you.
Matthew 23:13-36
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"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you shut the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither enter yourselves, nor allow those who would enter to go in.
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Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you traverse sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves.
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"Woe to you, blind guides, who say, `If any one swears by the temple, it is nothing; but if any one swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.'
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You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred?
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And you say, `If any one swears by the altar, it is nothing; but if any one swears by the gift that is on the altar, he is bound by his oath.'
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You blind men! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred?
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So he who swears by the altar, swears by it and by everything on it;
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and he who swears by the temple, swears by it and by him who dwells in it;
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and he who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God and by him who sits upon it.
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"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law, justice and mercy and faith; these you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.
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You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel!
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"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you cleanse the outside of the cup and of the plate, but inside they are full of extortion and rapacity.
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You blind Pharisee! first cleanse the inside of the cup and of the plate, that the outside also may be clean.
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"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness.
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So you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
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"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous,
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saying, `If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.'
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Thus you witness against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.
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Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers.
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You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell?
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Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from town to town,
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that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of innocent Abel to the blood of Zechari'ah the son of Barachi'ah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar.
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Truly, I say to you, all this will come upon this generation.
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"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killing the prophets and stoning those who are sent to you! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!
Luke 11:39-54
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And the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of extortion and wickedness.
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You fools! Did not he who made the outside make the inside also?
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But give for alms those things which are within; and behold, everything is clean for you.
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"But woe to you Pharisees! for you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God; these you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.
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Woe to you Pharisees! for you love the best seat in the synagogues and salutations in the market places.
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Woe to you! for you are like graves which are not seen, and men walk over them without knowing it."
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One of the lawyers answered him, "Teacher, in saying this you reproach us also."
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And he said, "Woe to you lawyers also! for you load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.
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Woe to you! for you build the tombs of the prophets whom your fathers killed.
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So you are witnesses and consent to the deeds of your fathers; for they killed them, and you build their tombs.
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Therefore also the Wisdom of God said, `I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and persecute,'
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that the blood of all the prophets, shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation,
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from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechari'ah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, it shall be required of this generation.
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Woe to you lawyers! for you have taken away the key of knowledge; you did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering."
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As he went away from there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to press him hard, and to provoke him to speak of many things,
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lying in wait for him, to catch at something he might say.