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The Pharisees’ Hypocrisy | Is It All For Show?

“Everything they do is done for people to see:

  • They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long;
  • They love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues;
  • They love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others.”

Matthew 23:5-7, New International Version, Reformatted for emphasis.

Jesus uses the Pharisees as an example of someone who acts to draw attention and feel important.

  • They over exaggerated their piety.
  • They relished people’s respect and honor.
  • They loved the perks that came with it.

But the implication was and is:

It was all for their own glory. It was all for show.

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