Mark 12:40
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New International Version
They devour widows' houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will be punished most severely."

New Living Translation
Yet they shamelessly cheat widows out of their property and then pretend to be pious by making long prayers in public. Because of this, they will be more severely punished."

English Standard Version
who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

Berean Study Bible
They defraud widows of their houses, and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will receive greater condemnation."

Berean Literal Bible
those devouring the houses of widows, and praying at great length as a pretext. These will receive greater judgment."

New American Standard Bible
who devour widows' houses, and for appearance's sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation."

King James Bible
Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They devour widows' houses and say long prayers just for show. These will receive harsher punishment."

International Standard Version
They devour widows' houses and say long prayers to cover it up. They will receive greater condemnation!"

NET Bible
They devour widows' property, and as a show make long prayers. These men will receive a more severe punishment."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They who devour widows' houses by an offering for making their long prayers; they shall receive the greater judgment.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They rob widows by taking their houses and then say long prayers to make themselves look good. The scribes will receive the most severe punishment."

New American Standard 1977
who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
which devour widows' houses and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater judgment.

King James 2000 Bible
Who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers: these shall receive greater condemnation.

American King James Version
Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.

American Standard Version
they that devour widows houses, and for a pretence make long prayers; these shall receive greater condemnation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who devour the houses of widows under the pretence of long prayer: these shall receive greater judgment.

Darby Bible Translation
who devour the houses of widows, and as a pretext make long prayers. These shall receive a severer judgment.

English Revised Version
they which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers; these shall receive greater condemnation.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.

Weymouth New Testament
and who swallow up the property of widows and then mask their wickedness by making long prayers: these men will receive far heavier punishment."

World English Bible
those who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation."

Young's Literal Translation
who are devouring the widows' houses, and for a pretence are making long prayers; these shall receive more abundant judgment.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:35-40 When we attend to what the Scriptures declare, as to the person and offices of Christ, we shall be led to confess him as our Lord and God; to obey him as our exalted Redeemer. If the common people hear these things gladly, while the learned and distinguished oppose, the former are happy, and the latter to be pitied. And as sin, disguised with a show of piety, is double iniquity, so its doom will be doubly heavy.
Study Bible
Warning against the Scribes
39and to have the chief seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. 40They defraud widows of their houses, and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will receive greater condemnation.” 41As Jesus was sitting opposite the treasury, He watched the crowd placing money into it. And many rich people put in large amounts.…
Cross References
Matthew 23:13
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let in those who wish to enter.

Matthew 23:14
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

Mark 12:39
and to have the chief seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.

Luke 20:47
They defraud widows of their houses, and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will receive greater condemnation."

2 Corinthians 11:20
In fact, you even put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you or takes advantage of you or exalts himself or strikes you in the face.
Treasury of Scripture

Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.

devour.

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Micah 3:1-4 And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you princes of …

Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' …

Luke 20:47 Which devour widows' houses, and for a show make long prayers: the …

2 Timothy 3:6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive …

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Matthew 6:7 But when you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for …

Matthew 11:22-24 But I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at …

Matthew 23:33 You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation …

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