Matthew 23:2
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New International Version
"The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat.

New Living Translation
"The teachers of religious law and the Pharisees are the official interpreters of the law of Moses.

English Standard Version
“The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat,

Berean Study Bible
"The scribes and Pharisees sit in Moses' seat.

Berean Literal Bible
saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees have sat down on Moses' seat;

New American Standard Bible
saying: "The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses;

King James Bible
Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"The scribes and the Pharisees are seated in the chair of Moses.

International Standard Version
"The scribes and the Pharisees administer the authority of Moses,

NET Bible
"The experts in the law and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat.

New Heart English Bible
saying, "Upon the seat of Moses the Pharisees and scribes sit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to them:”The Scribes and the Pharisees have sat on the throne of Moses.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The scribes and the Pharisees teach with Moses' authority.

New American Standard 1977
saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses;

Jubilee Bible 2000
saying, The scribes and the Pharisees have sat down in Moses' seat;

King James 2000 Bible
Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:

American King James Version
Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:

American Standard Version
saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses seat:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Saying: The scribes and the Pharisees have sitten on the chair of Moses.

Darby Bible Translation
saying, The scribes and the Pharisees have set themselves down in Moses' seat:

English Revised Version
saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat:

Webster's Bible Translation
Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses's seat.

Weymouth New Testament
"The Scribes," He said, "and the Pharisees sit in the chair of Moses.

World English Bible
saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees sat on Moses' seat.

Young's Literal Translation
saying, 'On the seat of Moses sat down the scribes and the Pharisees;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
23:1-12 The scribes and Pharisees explained the law of Moses, and enforced obedience to it. They are charged with hypocrisy in religion. We can only judge according to outward appearance; but God searches the heart. They made phylacteries. These were scrolls of paper or parchment, wherein were written four paragraphs of the law, to be worn on their foreheads and left arms, Ex 13:2-10; 13:11-16; De 6:4-9; 11:13-21. They made these phylacteries broad, that they might be thought more zealous for the law than others. God appointed the Jews to make fringes upon their garments, Nu 15:38, to remind them of their being a peculiar people; but the Pharisees made them larger than common, as if they were thereby more religious than others. Pride was the darling, reigning sin of the Pharisees, the sin that most easily beset them, and which our Lord Jesus takes all occasions to speak against. For him that is taught in the word to give respect to him that teaches, is commendable; but for him that teaches, to demand it, to be puffed up with it, is sinful. How much is all this against the spirit of Christianity! The consistent disciple of Christ is pained by being put into chief places. But who that looks around on the visible church, would think this was the spirit required? It is plain that some measure of this antichristian spirit prevails in every religious society, and in every one of our hearts.
Study Bible
Woes to Scribes and Pharisees
1Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples: 2“The scribes and Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3So practice and observe everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:3
"Indeed, He loves the people; All Your holy ones are in Your hand, And they followed in Your steps; Everyone receives of Your words.

Ezra 7:6
This Ezra went up from Babylon, and he was a scribe skilled in the law of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given; and the king granted him all he requested because the hand of the LORD his God was upon him.

Ezra 7:25
"You, Ezra, according to the wisdom of your God which is in your hand, appoint magistrates and judges that they may judge all the people who are in the province beyond the River, even all those who know the laws of your God; and you may teach anyone who is ignorant of them.

Nehemiah 8:4
Ezra the scribe stood at a wooden podium which they had made for the purpose. And beside him stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah on his right hand; and Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah and Meshullam on his left hand.

Matthew 23:3
So practice and observe everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.
Treasury of Scripture

Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:

Nehemiah 8:4-8 And Ezra the scribe stood on a pulpit of wood, which they had made …

Malachi 2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek …

Mark 12:38 And he said to them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which …

Luke 20:46 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love …

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