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Gospel Reading for Day 23 “All these shall come upon this generation”

{Matthew 23:36 – all these shall come upon this generation}

Matthew 23:1 – Then Jeshu discoursed with the multitudes and with his disciples,

Matthew 23:2 – and said to them,

Upon the chair of Musha sit the scribes and the Pharishee.

Matthew 23:3 – Every thing, therefore, which they tell you to observe, observe and do;

but after their practices do not act; for they say, and do not.

Matthew 23:4 – And they bind heavy burdens, and lay them on the shoulders of men, but they [themselves] with their fingers are not willing to touch them.

Matthew 23:5 – And all their works they do that they may be seen of men;

for they widen their tephillin,

[Phylakteries; called as above, from the Chaldee tephilla, ” prayer.” 

For their formation and uses, see the commentators.]

and lengthen the fringes of their waving vestments,

[Martuto; vestis tremula: from the Chaldee rethath, tremuit.]

Matthew 23:6 – and love the chief reclining-places at evening feasts, and the highest seats in synagogues,

Matthew 23:7 – and the shaloma in public places, and to be called of men Râbi.[my Master.]

Matthew 23:8 – But be you not called Râbi:

for One is your Master;

but all ye are brethren.

Matthew 23:9 – And call no man Abâ [Father.] to you upon earth:

for One is your Father, who is in heaven.

Matthew 23:10 – Neither be ye called Medabronee : [Guides.]

for One is your Guide,-the Meshicha.

Matthew 23:11 – But he who is great among you, let him be your servitor.

Matthew 23:12 – For whosoever will exalt himself shall be humbled;

and whosoever will abase himself shall be exalted.

Matthew 23:13 – (23:14) Woe to you, scribes and Pharishee, hypocrites !

because you hold the kingdom of heaven closed before the children of men;

for you will not enter in yourselves, and them who are entering you will not permit to enter.

Matthew 23:14 – (23:13) WOE to you, scribes and Pharishee, hypocrites !

because you devour the houses of widows, with the pretext of prolonging your prayers;

on account of which you shall receive the greater judgment.

Matthew 23:15 – Woe to you, scribes and Pharishee, hypocrites !

because you go over sea and dry (land) to make one proselyte;

and when you have done it, you make him doubly more a son of gihana than yourselves.

Matthew 23:16 – Woe to you, ye blind guides, who say,

That [to him] who sweareth by the temple, it is nothing;

but if he swear by the gold which is in the temple, he is liable !

Matthew 23:17 – You senseless and blind !

for which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

Matthew 23:18 – And (that) whoever sweareth by the altar, it is nothing;

but [if] he swear by the oblation which is upon it, he is liable.

Matthew 23:19 – You foolish and sightless !

for which is greater, the oblation, or the altar that sanctifieth the oblation ?

Matthew 23:20 – He therefore who sweareth by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things that are upon it.

Matthew 23:21 – And he who sweareth by the temple, sweareth by it, and by whatever abideth in it.

Matthew 23:22 – And whosoever sweareth by heaven, sweareth by the throne of Aloha, and by Him who sitteth thereon.

Matthew 23:23 – Woe to you, scribes, Pharishee, hypocrites !

because you tithe mint, dill, and cummin, and omit the more grave [requirements] of the law,

-justice, benignity, and faithfulness.

For these you should have done, and those not omitted.

Matthew 23:24 – You blind guides, who strain out gnats and swallow camels.

Matthew 23:25 – Woe to you, scribes and Pharishee, hypocrites !

who cleanse the outside of the cup and dish (which) within are full of rapine and injustice.

Matthew 23:26 – Sightless Pharishee !

cleanse first the inside of the cup and the dish, that their outside also may be clean.

Matthew 23:27 – Woe to you, scribes and Pharishee, hypocrites !

for you are like whited sepulchres, which without appear beautiful, but within are full of the bones of the dead and all impurity.

Matthew 23:28 – So you also from without appear to the sons of men as righteous, but within you are full of unrighteousness and hypocrisy.

Matthew 23:29 – WOE to you, scribes and Pharishee, hypocrites !

because you rebuild the tombs of the prophets and beautify the sepulchres of the just;

Matthew 23:30 – and say,

If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been with them partakers in the blood of the prophets:

Matthew 23:31 – thus bearing witness against yourselves, that you are the sons of them who killed the prophets.

Matthew 23:32 – And you also,

-complete the measure of your fathers.

Matthew 23:33 – Serpents, birth of vipers !

how will you escape from the judgment of gihana ?

Matthew 23:34 – On this account, behold, I send to you prophets, and wise men, and scribes;

(some) of these you shall kill and crucify;

and (some) of these you shall scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city.

Matthew 23:35 – So that there shall come upon you all the blood of the just which hath been shed upon the earth;

from the blood of Habil the righteous, unto the blood of Zakaria-bar-Barakia, whom you slew between the temple and the altar.

Matthew 23:36 – Amen I say unto you, that all these shall come upon this generation.

Matthew 23:37 – Urishlem, Urishlem !

who killest the prophets, and stonest them who are sent unto her, what times would I have gathered thy children, as gathereth the hen her young ones beneath her wings, and you would not !

Matthew 23:39 – For I say unto you,

That you shall not see me from henceforth, until you shall say,

Blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord.

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