Matthew 5:20
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English Standard Version
For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

King James Bible
For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

American Standard Version
For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I tell you, that unless your justice abound more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

English Revised Version
For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I say to you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Weymouth New Testament
For I assure you that unless your righteousness greatly surpasses that of the Scribes and the Pharisees, you will certainly not find entrance into the Kingdom of the Heavens.

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Matthew 23:2-5,23-28 Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat...

Luke 11:39,40,44 And the Lord said to him, Now do you Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter...

Luke 12:1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, so that they stepped one on another...

Luke 16:14,15 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him...

Luke 18:10-14 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican...

Luke 20:46,47 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues...

Romans 9:30-32 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness...

Romans 10:2,3 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge...

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ...

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Matthew 3:10 And now also the ax is laid to the root of the trees: therefore every tree which brings not forth good fruit is hewn down...

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven...

Matthew 18:5 And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me.

Mark 10:15,25 Truly I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein...

Luke 18:17,24,25 Truly I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein...

John 3:3-5 Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God...

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defiles, neither whatever works abomination, or makes a lie...

Cross References
Matthew 16:12
Then they understood that he did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Luke 18:11
The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

Luke 18:12
I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.'

2 Corinthians 3:9
For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, the ministry of righteousness must far exceed it in glory.

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