Thursday, July 29, 2021

JESUS lambasts hypocrites

 

What angers the LORD?

Matthew 7:5

King James Version

5 Thou hypocrite, 

first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; 

and then shalt thou see clearly 

to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.


The thing about the LORD JESUS, is that He doesn't mince words.

Neither did His FATHER.

Jesus can't be any other way.

Luke 19:10

King James Version

10 For the Son of man is come 

to seek and to save 

that which was lost.


For He takes great responsibility for all GOD sent Him.

John 6:39

King James Version

39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, 

that of all which he hath given me 

I should lose nothing, 

but should raise it up again at the last day.


That's why, if the LORD seems harsh, it is DEFINITELY for our own SALVATION.

Not just our own good, but for GOD's purpose.

We are to be made perfect, for GOD.

Listen to how JESUS lambasts hypocrites.

Which can apply to most of us, so take heed.

Don't take it personally, consider it GRACE from GOD.

Which always is, when corrected by God.

Matthew 23:13

King James Version

13 But woe unto you, 

scribes and Pharisees, 

hypocrites! 

for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: 

for ye neither go in yourselves, 

neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.


Matthew 23:14

King James Version

14 Woe unto you, 

scribes and Pharisees, 

hypocrites! 

for ye devour widows' houses, 

and for a pretence make long prayer: 

therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.


Matthew 23:15

King James Version

15 Woe unto you, 

scribes and Pharisees, 

hypocrites! 

for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, 

and when he is made, 

ye make him twofold more the child of hell 

than yourselves.


Matthew 23:16-22

King James Version

16 Woe unto you, 

ye blind guides, 

which say, 

Whosoever shall swear by the temple, 

it is nothing; 

but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, 

he is a debtor!

17 Ye fools and blind: 

for whether is greater, 

the gold, 

or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

18 And, 

Whosoever shall swear by the altar, 

it is nothing; 

but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, 

he is guilty.

19 Ye fools and blind: 

for whether is greater, 

the gift, 

or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, 

sweareth by it, 

and by all things thereon.

21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, 

sweareth by it, 

and by him that dwelleth therein.

22 And he that shall swear by heaven, 

sweareth by the throne of God, 

and by him that sitteth thereon.


Matthew 23:23-24

King James Version

23 Woe unto you, 

scribes and Pharisees, 

hypocrites! 

for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, 

and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, 

judgment, 

mercy, 

and faith: 

these ought ye to have done, 

and not to leave the other undone.

24 Ye blind guides, 

which strain at a gnat, 

and swallow a camel.


Matthew 23:25-26

King James Version

25 Woe unto you, 

scribes and Pharisees, 

hypocrites! 

for ye make clean the outside of the cup 

and of the platter, 

but within they are full of extortion and excess.

26 Thou blind Pharisee, 

cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, 

that the outside of them may be clean also.


Matthew 23:27-28

King James Version

27 Woe unto you, 

scribes and Pharisees, 

hypocrites! 

for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, 

which indeed appear beautiful outward, 

but are within full of dead men's bones, 

and of all uncleanness.

28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous 

unto men, 

but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.


Matthew 23:29-36

King James Version

29 Woe unto you, 

scribes and Pharisees, 

hypocrites! 

because ye build the tombs of the prophets, 

and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,

30 And say, 

If we had been in the days of our fathers, 

we would not have been partakers with them 

in the blood of the prophets.

31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, 

that ye are the children of them 

which killed the prophets.

32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

33 Ye serpents, 

ye generation of vipers, 

how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

34 Wherefore, 

behold, 

I send unto you prophets, 

and wise men, 

and scribes: 

and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; 

and some of them shall ye scourge 

in your synagogues, 

and persecute them from city to city:

35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood 

shed upon the earth, 

from the blood of righteous Abel 

unto the blood of Zacharias 

son of Barachias, 

whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.

36 Verily I say unto you, 

All these things shall come upon this generation.


Matthew 23:37-39

King James Version

37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 

thou that killest the prophets, 

and stonest them which are sent unto thee, 

how often would I have gathered 

thy children together, 

even as a hen gathereth her chickens 

under her wings, 

and ye would not!

38 Behold, 

your house is left unto you desolate.

39 For I say unto you, 

Ye shall not see me henceforth

till ye shall say, 

Blessed is he 

that cometh 

in the name of the Lord.


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