New Living Translation
So practice and obey whatever they tell you, but don't follow their example. For they don't practice what they teach.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
23:3 All things therefore - Which they read out of the law, and enforce therefrom.
LibraryAmong the People, and with the Pharisees
It would have been difficult to proceed far either in Galilee or in Judaea without coming into contact with an altogether peculiar and striking individuality, differing from all around, and which would at once arrest attention. This was the Pharisee. Courted or feared, shunned or flattered, reverently looked up to or laughed at, he was equally a power everywhere, both ecclesiastically and politically, as belonging to the most influential, the most zealous, and the most closely-connected religions …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
The General Service to a Prophet.
Liberty of Conscience Threatened
Of the Power of Making Laws. The Cruelty of the Pope and his Adherents, in this Respect, in Tyrannically Oppressing and Destroying Souls.
"The teachers of religious law and the Pharisees are the official interpreters of the law of Moses.
They crush people with unbearable religious demands and never lift a finger to ease the burden.
Well then, if you teach others, why don't you teach yourself? You tell others not to steal, but do you steal?
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