Matthew 23:17
Good News Translation
Blind fools! Which is more important, the gold or the Temple which makes the gold holy?

Contemporary English Version
You blind fools! Which is greater, the gold or the temple that makes the gold sacred?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ye foolish and blind: for whether is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

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Ye foolish and blind: for whether is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

Ye fools.

Psalm 94:8 Understand, ye senseless among the people: and, you fools, be wise at last.

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Matthew 23:19 Ye foolish and blind: for whether is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

Exodus 30:26-29 And therewith thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the testimony, and the ark of the testament, . . .

Numbers 16:38,39 In the deaths of the sinners: and let him beat them into plates, and fasten them to the altar, because incense hath been offered in them to the Lord, and they are sanctified, that the children of Israel may see them for a sign and a memorial. . . .

Context
Woes to Scribes and Pharisees
16Woe to you, blind guides, that say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but he that shall swear by the gold of the temple is a debtor. 17Ye foolish and blind: for whether is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? 18And whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gift that is upon it is a debtor.…
Cross References
Exodus 30:29
And thou shalt sanctify all, and they shall be most holy: he that shall touch them shall be sanctified.

Matthew 23:18
And whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gift that is upon it is a debtor.

Matthew 23:19
Ye foolish and blind: for whether is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

Hebrews 2:11
For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one. For which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying:

Additional Translations
You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes it sacred?

Foolish and blind! For which is greater, the gold, or the temple having sanctified the gold?

You fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold?

Ye fools and blind: for which is greater, the gold, or the temple that hath sanctified the gold?

Fools and blind, for which is greater, the gold, or the temple which sanctifies the gold?

Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that hath sanctified the gold?

Ye fools, and blind: for which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

"Blind fools! Why, which is greater? --the gold, or the Sanctuary which has made the gold holy?

You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold?

Fools and blind! for which is greater, the gold, or the sanctuary that is sanctifying the gold?
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