Matthew 23:28
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New International Version
In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.

New Living Translation
Outwardly you look like righteous people, but inwardly your hearts are filled with hypocrisy and lawlessness.

English Standard Version
So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

Berean Study Bible
In the same way, you appear to be righteous on the outside, but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.

Berean Literal Bible
Thus indeed outwardly you also appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

New American Standard Bible
"So you, too, outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In the same way, on the outside you seem righteous to people, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

International Standard Version
In the same way, on the outside you look righteous to people, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

NET Bible
In the same way, on the outside you look righteous to people, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
So also you from the outside appear to the children of men as righteous, and from within are filled with evil and hypocrisy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So on the outside you look as though you have God's approval, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

New American Standard 1977
“Even so you too outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

King James 2000 Bible
Even so you also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

American King James Version
Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

American Standard Version
Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but inwardly ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

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

Darby Bible Translation
Thus also ye, outwardly ye appear righteous to men, but within are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

English Revised Version
Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but inwardly ye 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.

Weymouth New Testament
The same is true of you: outwardly you seem to the human eye to be good and honest men, but, within, you are full of insincerity and disregard of God's Law.

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

Young's Literal Translation
so also ye outwardly indeed do appear to men righteous, and within ye are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
23:13-33 The scribes and Pharisees were enemies to the gospel of Christ, and therefore to the salvation of the souls of men. It is bad to keep away 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 cloak to the greatest enormities. But dissembled piety will be reckoned 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 they 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 smaller 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 a 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 they would seem to be godly, they were neither sober nor righteous. We are really, what we are inwardly. Outward motives may keep the outside clean, while the inside is filthy; but if the heart and spirit be made new, there will be newness of life; here we must begin with ourselves. The righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees was like the ornaments 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 should have opposed the sins of former days. We sometimes think, if we had lived when Christ was upon earth, that we should not have despised and 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 in gratifying them. Christ gives men their true characters.
Study Bible
Woes to Scribes and Pharisees
27Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside, but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and every impurity. 28In the same way, you appear to be righteous on the outside, but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness. 29Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the monuments of the righteous.…
Cross References
Proverbs 26:26
Though his hatred covers itself with guile, His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly.

Matthew 23:27
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside, but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and every impurity.

Matthew 23:29
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the monuments of the righteous.

Galatians 2:13
The other Jews joined in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray.
Treasury of Scripture

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

ye also.

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Psalm 51:6 Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part …

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Hebrews 4:12,13 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any …

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Matthew 15:19,20 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, …

Mark 7:21-23 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, …

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