Matthew 23:27
Parallel Verses
New Living Translation
"What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs--beautiful on the outside but filled on the inside with dead people's bones and all sorts of impurity.

King James Bible
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

Darby Bible Translation
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye are like whited sepulchres, which appear beautiful outwardly, but within are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness.

World English Bible
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitened tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but inwardly are full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

Young's Literal Translation
'Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye are like to whitewashed sepulchres, which outwardly indeed do appear beautiful, and within are full of bones of dead men, and of all uncleanness;

Matthew 23:27 Parallel
Commentary
Matthew 23:27 Parallel Commentaries
Library
Among the People, and with the Pharisees
It would have been difficult to proceed far either in Galilee or in Judaea without coming into contact with an altogether peculiar and striking individuality, differing from all around, and which would at once arrest attention. This was the Pharisee. Courted or feared, shunned or flattered, reverently looked up to or laughed at, he was equally a power everywhere, both ecclesiastically and politically, as belonging to the most influential, the most zealous, and the most closely-connected religions
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

The General Service to a Prophet.
At the Vespers, for O Lord, I have cried, the Stichera, Tone 4. Similar to: Called from above... Thou that hast in the purity of thy mind received the reflex of the God-emitted light and wast the herald of the divine words and seer and divine prophet, thou appearedst as the God-moved mouth of the Spirit, conveying that which was shewn by Him unto thee, O all-honoured (mentioned by name), and declaring unto all the peoples the salvation that was being granted and the Kingdom of Christ; do entreat
Anonymous—The General Menaion

Liberty of Conscience Threatened
Romanism is now regarded by Protestants with far greater favor than in former years. In those countries where Catholicism is not in the ascendancy, and the papists are taking a conciliatory course in order to gain influence, there is an increasing indifference concerning the doctrines that separate the reformed churches from the papal hierarchy; the opinion is gaining ground that, after all, we do not differ so widely upon vital points as has been supposed, and that a little concession on our part
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Of the Power of Making Laws. The Cruelty of the Pope and his Adherents, in this Respect, in Tyrannically Oppressing and Destroying Souls.
1. The power of the Church in enacting laws. This made a source of human traditions. Impiety of these traditions. 2. Many of the Papistical traditions not only difficult, but impossible to be observed. 3. That the question may be more conveniently explained, nature of conscience must be defined. 4. Definition of conscience explained. Examples in illustration of the definition. 5. Paul's doctrine of submission to magistrates for conscience sake, gives no countenance to the Popish doctrine of the obligation
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
Proverbs 26:23
Smooth words may hide a wicked heart, just as a pretty glaze covers a clay pot.

Matthew 23:28
Outwardly you look like righteous people, but inwardly your hearts are filled with hypocrisy and lawlessness.

Luke 11:44
Yes, what sorrow awaits you! For you are like hidden graves in a field. People walk over them without knowing the corruption they are stepping on."

Acts 23:3
But Paul said to him, "God will slap you, you corrupt hypocrite! What kind of judge are you to break the law yourself by ordering me struck like that?"

Galatians 6:12
Those who are trying to force you to be circumcised want to look good to others. They don't want to be persecuted for teaching that the cross of Christ alone can save.

Jump to Previous
Aces Alas Appear Beautiful Bones Curse Dead Eye False. Full Hypocrites Indeed Inside Inwardly Law Ones Outside Outward Outwardly Pharisees Pleases Resting-Places Scribes Sepulchers Sepulchres Teachers Tombs Unclean Uncleanness White Whited Whitewashed Within Woe
Jump to Next
Aces Alas Appear Beautiful Bones Curse Dead Eye False. Full Hypocrites Indeed Inside Inwardly Law Ones Outside Outward Outwardly Pharisees Pleases Resting-Places Scribes Sepulchers Sepulchres Teachers Tombs Unclean Uncleanness White Whited Whitewashed Within Woe
Links
Matthew 23:27 NIV
Matthew 23:27 NLT
Matthew 23:27 ESV
Matthew 23:27 NASB
Matthew 23:27 KJV

Matthew 23:27 Bible Apps
Matthew 23:27 Biblia Paralela
Matthew 23:27 Chinese Bible
Matthew 23:27 French Bible
Matthew 23:27 German Bible

Matthew 23:27 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Matthew 23:26
Top of Page
Top of Page