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Matthew 23:2-5
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"The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat;
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so practice and observe whatever they tell you, but not what they do; for they preach, but do not practice.
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They bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger.
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They do all their deeds to be seen by men; for they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long,
Matthew 23:23-28
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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,
Luke 11:39
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.
Luke 11:40
You fools! Did not he who made the outside make the inside also?
Luke 11:44
Woe to you! for you are like graves which are not seen, and men walk over them without knowing it."
Luke 12:1
In the meantime, when so many thousands of the multitude had gathered together that they trod upon one another, he began to say to his disciples first, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
Luke 16:14
The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all this, and they scoffed at him.
Luke 16:15
But he said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts; for what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
Luke 18:10-14
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"Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
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The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, `God, I thank thee that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
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I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I get.'
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But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, `God, be merciful to me a sinner!'
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I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."
Luke 20:46
"Beware of the scribes, who like to go about in long robes, and love salutations in the market places and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts,
Luke 20:47
who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation."
Romans 9:30-32
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What shall we say, then? That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, righteousness through faith;
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but that Israel who pursued the righteousness which is based on law did not succeed in fulfilling that law.
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Why? Because they did not pursue it through faith, but as if it were based on works. They have stumbled over the stumbling stone,
Romans 10:2
I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but it is not enlightened.
Romans 10:3
For, being ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.
Philippians 3:9
and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, based on law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith;
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Matthew 3:10
Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Matthew 7:21
"Not every one who says to me, `Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 18:5
"Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me;
Mark 10:15
Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it."
Mark 10:25
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
Luke 18:17
Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it."
Luke 18:24
Jesus looking at him said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!
Luke 18:25
For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
John 3:3-5
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Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
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Nicode'mus said to him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?"
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Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
Hebrews 12:14
Strive for peace with all men, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
Revelation 21:27
But nothing unclean shall enter it, nor any one who practices abomination or falsehood, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.