Matthew 23:3
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New International Version
So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.

New Living Translation
So practice and obey whatever they tell you, but don't follow their example. For they don't practice what they teach.

English Standard Version
so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice.

Berean Study Bible
So practice and observe everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.

Berean Literal Bible
therefore keep and observe all things whatsoever they might tell you. But do not do according to their works, for they preach and do not act.

New American Standard Bible
therefore all that they tell you, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds; for they say things and do not do them.

King James Bible
All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore do whatever they tell you, and observe it. But don't do what they do, because they don't practice what they teach.

International Standard Version
So do whatever they tell you and follow it, but stop doing what they do, because they don't do what they say.

NET Bible
Therefore pay attention to what they tell you and do it. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they teach.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Everything therefore that they will tell you to observe, observe and do, but you should not do according to their works, for they are saying, and they are not doing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So be careful to do everything they tell you. But don't follow their example, because they don't practice what they preach.

New American Standard 1977
therefore all that they tell you, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds; for they say things, and do not do them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
therefore, whatever they bid you to observe, observe it and do it, but do not act according to their works, for they say and do not do it.

King James 2000 Bible
All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not according to their works: for they say, and do not.

American King James Version
All therefore whatever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not you after their works: for they say, and do not.

American Standard Version
all things therefore whatsoever they bid you, these do and observe: but do not ye after their works; for they say, and do not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All things therefore whatsoever they shall say to you, observe and do: but according to their works do ye not; for they say, and do not.

Darby Bible Translation
all things therefore, whatever they may tell you, do and keep. But do not after their works, for they say and do not,

English Revised Version
all things therefore whatsoever they bid you, these do and observe: but do not ye after their works; for they say, and do not.

Webster's Bible Translation
All therefore, whatever they bid you observe, that observe and do: but do not ye according to their works: for they say, and do not.

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore do and observe everything that they command you; but do not imitate their lives, for though they tell others what to do, they do not do it themselves.

World English Bible
All things therefore whatever they tell you to observe, observe and do, but don't do their works; for they say, and don't do.

Young's Literal Translation
all, then, as much as they may say to you to observe, observe and do, but according to their works do not, for they say, and do not;
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
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. 4They tie up heavy, burdensome loads and lay them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.…
Cross References
Matthew 23:2
"The scribes and Pharisees sit in Moses' seat.

Matthew 23:4
They tie up heavy, burdensome loads and lay them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.

Romans 2:21
you, then, who teach others, do you do not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?
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All therefore whatever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not you after their works: for they say, and do not.

whatsoever.

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Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power …

for.

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Romans 2:19-24 And are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light …

2 Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

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