Matthew 23:5
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New International Version
"Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long;

New Living Translation
"Everything they do is for show. On their arms they wear extra wide prayer boxes with Scripture verses inside, and they wear robes with extra long tassels.

English Standard Version
They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long,

Berean Study Bible
All their deeds are done for men to see. They broaden their phylacteries and lengthen their tassels.

Berean Literal Bible
And they do all their deeds in order to be seen by men. For they broaden their phylacteries and enlarge their tassels,

New American Standard Bible
"But they do all their deeds to be noticed by men; for they broaden their phylacteries and lengthen the tassels of their garments.

King James Bible
But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They do everything to be observed by others: They enlarge their phylacteries and lengthen their tassels.

International Standard Version
"They do everything to be seen by people. They increase the size of their phylacteries and lengthen the tassels of their garments.

NET Bible
They do all their deeds to be seen by people, for they make their phylacteries wide and their tassels long.

New Heart English Bible
But all their works they do to be seen by others. They make their tefillin broad and enlarge the fringe of their garments,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they do all their works to be seen by the children of men, for they enlarge their phylacteries and they extend the blue fringes of their robes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"They do everything to attract people's attention. They make their headbands large and the tassels on their shawls long.

New American Standard 1977
“But they do all their deeds to be noticed by men; for they broaden their phylacteries, and lengthen the tassels of their garments.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But they do all their works that they may be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries and enlarge the borders of their garments

King James 2000 Bible
But all their works they do to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

American King James Version
But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

American Standard Version
But all their works they do to be seen of men: for they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments ,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all their works they do for to be seen of men. For they make their phylacteries broad, and enlarge their fringes.

Darby Bible Translation
And all their works they do to be seen of men: for they make broad their phylacteries and enlarge the borders [of their garments],

English Revised Version
But all their works they do for to be seen of men: for they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

Webster's Bible Translation
But all their works they do to be seen by men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

Weymouth New Testament
And everything they do they do with a view to being observed by men; for they widen their phylacteries and make the tassels large,

World English Bible
But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad, enlarge the fringes of their garments,

Young's Literal Translation
'And all their works they do to be seen by men, and they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the fringes of their garments,
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
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. 5All their deeds are done for men to see. They broaden their phylacteries and lengthen their tassels. 6They love the places of honor at banquets, the chief seats in the synagogues,…
Cross References
Exodus 13:9
"And it shall serve as a sign to you on your hand, and as a reminder on your forehead, that the law of the LORD may be in your mouth; for with a powerful hand the LORD brought you out of Egypt.

Numbers 15:38
"Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each corner a cord of blue.

Deuteronomy 6:8
"You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead.

Deuteronomy 11:18
"You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead.

Deuteronomy 22:12
"You shall make yourself tassels on the four corners of your garment with which you cover yourself.

Matthew 6:1
Be careful not to perform your righteous acts before men to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

Matthew 6:2
So when you give to the needy, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be praised by men. Truly I tell you, they already have their reward.

Matthew 6:5
And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. Truly I tell you, they already have their reward.

Matthew 9:20
Suddenly a woman who had suffered from bleeding for twelve years came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak.
Treasury of Scripture

But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

all.

Matthew 6:1-16 Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: …

2 Kings 10:16 And he said, Come with me, and see my zeal for the LORD. So they …

Luke 16:15 And he said to them, You are they which justify yourselves before …

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

Luke 21:1 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.

John 5:44 How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek …

John 7:18 He that speaks of himself seeks his own glory: but he that seeks …

John 12:43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

Philippians 1:15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness …

2 Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that …

they make.

Deuteronomy 6:8 And you shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be …

Proverbs 3:3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you: bind them about your neck; write …

Proverbs 6:21-23 Bind them continually on your heart, and tie them about your neck…

the borders.

Matthew 9:20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve …

Numbers 15:38,39 Speak to the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them …

Deuteronomy 22:12 You shall make you fringes on the four quarters of your clothing, …

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