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Why did Jesus rebuke the scribes and Pharisees so harshly in Matthew 23:13-36?



      

Matthew 23:13 - 36

ESV - 13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people's faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in. 15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves.

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
In Matthew 23 Jesus pronounces what are known as the "seven woes" on the scribes and Pharisees, the religious elite of the day. The word woe is an exclamation of grief, denunciation, or distress. T...

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