Matthew 23:26
New International Version
Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.

New Living Translation
You blind Pharisee! First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and then the outside will become clean, too.

English Standard Version
You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean.

Berean Study Bible
Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, so that the outside may become clean as well.

Berean Literal Bible
Blind Pharisee! First cleanse the inside of the cup and of the dish, that their outside might become clean also.

King James Bible
Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

New King James Version
Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also.

New American Standard Bible
You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may also become clean.

NASB 1995
"You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also.

NASB 1977
“You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also.

Amplified Bible
You [spiritually] blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the plate [examine and change your inner self to conform to God’s precepts], so that the outside [your public life and deeds] may be clean also.

Christian Standard Bible
Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup, so that the outside of it may also become clean.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup, so the outside of it may also become clean.

American Standard Version
Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup and of the platter, that the outside thereof may become clean also.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blind Pharisees, wash first the inside of the cup and dish that their outside may also be clean.

Contemporary English Version
You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of a cup, and then the outside will also be clean.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou blind Pharisee, first make clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, that the outside may become clean.

English Revised Version
Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup and of the platter, that the outside thereof may become clean also.

Good News Translation
Blind Pharisee! Clean what is inside the cup first, and then the outside will be clean too!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You blind Pharisees! First clean the inside of the cups and dishes so that the outside may also be clean.

International Standard Version
You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup, so that its outside may also be clean.

Literal Standard Version
Blind Pharisee! First cleanse the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside of them may also become clean.

NET Bible
Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup, so that the outside may become clean too!

New Heart English Bible
You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and the plate, so that the outside may become clean also.

Weymouth New Testament
Blind Pharisee, first wash clean the inside of the cup or dish, and then the outside will be clean also.

World English Bible
You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the platter, that its outside may become clean also.

Young's Literal Translation
'Blind Pharisee! cleanse first the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside of them also may become clean.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Woes to Scribes and Pharisees
25Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. 26Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, so that the outside may become clean as well. 27Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside, but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and every kind of impurity.…

Cross References
Matthew 14:8
Prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist."

Mark 7:4
And on returning from the market, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other traditions for them to observe, including the washing of cups, pitchers, kettles, and couches for dining.

Luke 11:39
"Now then," said the Lord, "you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.


Treasury of Scripture

You blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

cleanse.

Matthew 12:33
Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

Isaiah 55:7
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Jeremiah 4:14
O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?









(26) That the outside of them may be clean also.--The implied premise is that "uncleanness" in its ethical sense was altogether distinct from the outward uncleanness with which the Pharisees identified it. If the contents of the cup were pure in their source and in their use, they made the outside "clean," irrespective of any process of surface purification.

Verse 26. - Thou blind Pharisee. The address is in the singular number, to give vividness and personal effect, and the epithet accentuates the absurdity censured. Cleanse first that which is within. They must learn to reverse their practice. If you wanted to have your food pure, you would clean the inside of your vessel more carefully than the outside. The external purity should proceed from and be a token of the internal. So in the case of the moral agent, the ceremonial purity is a mockery and hypocrisy unless it be accompanied by holiness of the heart. That the outside of them may be (γένηται, may become) clean also. However fair to see, the man is not pure unless his soul is clean; he cannot be called pure while the higher part of his being is soiled and foul with sin. And inward saintliness cannot be hidden; it shines forth in the countenance; it is known by speech and action; it sheds sunshine wherever it gees. "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life" (Proverbs 4:23).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Blind
τυφλέ (typhle)
Adjective - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5185: Blind, physically or mentally. From, tuphoo; opaque, i.e. blind.

Pharisee!
Φαρισαῖε (Pharisaie)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5330: Of Hebrew origin; a separatist, i.e. Exclusively religious; a Pharisean, i.e. Jewish sectary.

First
πρῶτον (prōton)
Adverb - Superlative
Strong's 4412: First, in the first place, before, formerly. Neuter of protos as adverb; firstly.

clean
καθάρισον (katharison)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 2511: To cleanse, make clean, literally, ceremonially, or spiritually, according to context. From katharos; to cleanse.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

inside
ἐντὸς (entos)
Adverb
Strong's 1787: Within, inside, the inside. From en; inside.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

cup
ποτηρίου (potēriou)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 4221: A drinking cup, the contents of the cup; fig: the portion which God allots.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

dish,
παροψίδος (paropsidos)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3953: Prop: a dainty side-dish; meton: a plate, dish, platter. From para and the base of opsarion; a side-dish.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

outside
ἐκτὸς (ektos)
Adverb
Strong's 1622: From ek; the exterior; figuratively aside from, besides.

may become
γένηται (genētai)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

clean
καθαρόν (katharon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2513: Clean.

as well.
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.


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