Matthew 23:17
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English Standard Version
You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred?

King James Bible
Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye fools, and blind: for which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

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

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Ye fools.

Psalm 94:8 Understand, you brutish among the people: and you fools, when will you be wise?

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Matthew 23:19 You fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

Exodus 30:26-29 And you shall anoint the tabernacle of the congregation therewith, and the ark of the testimony...

Numbers 16:38,39 The censers of these sinners against their own souls, let them make them broad plates for a covering of the altar...

Cross References
Exodus 30:29
You shall consecrate them, that they may be most holy. Whatever touches them will become holy.

Matthew 23:18
And you say, 'If anyone swears by the altar, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gift that is on the altar, he is bound by his oath.'

Matthew 23:19
You blind men! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred?

Hebrews 2:11
For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers,

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