New American Standard Bible
therefore all that they tell you, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds; for they say things and do not do them.
King James Bible
All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
Darby Bible Translation
all things therefore, whatever they may tell you, do and keep. But do not after their works, for they say and do not,
World English Bible
All things therefore whatever they tell you to observe, observe and do, but don't do their works; for they say, and don't do.
Young's Literal Translation
all, then, as much as they may say to you to observe, observe and do, but according to their works do not, for they say, and do not;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
All, therefore, whatsoever ... - That is, all that they teach that is consistent with the Law of Moses - all the commands of Moses which they read to you and properly explain. The word "all" could not be taken without such a restriction, for Christ himself accuses them of teaching many things contrary to that law, and of making it void by their traditions, Matthew 15:1-6.
They say, and do not - The interpretation which they give to the law is in the main correct, but their lives do not correspond with their teaching. It is not the duty of people to imitate their teachers unless their lives are pure; they are to obey the law of God, and not to frame their lives by the example of evil people.
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"They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are unwilling to move them with so much as a finger.
you, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that one shall not steal, do you steal?
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