What is the leaven of the pharisees?


John 12:36 - 43

ESV - 36 While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light." When Jesus had said these things, he departed and hid himself from them. 37 Though he had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him.

Clarify Share Report Asked January 12 2024 Mini Dwayne Livingston

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
In speaking of the leaven of the Pharisees, Jesus was comparing the false human teachings or traditions that the Pharisees added to God's inspired word to the leaven (or yeast) that is added to dough to cause it to rise, which actually represents a corrupting effect.

January 13 2024 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

20230618 192834 Donna Williams
In this passage of Scripture concerning the leaven of the Pharisees, I would like to share that Jesus was also dealing with their hypocrisy. In the preceding verses 1-5, the Pharisees and the Sadducees came with false pretenses by asking Him to show them a sign from heaven, but their motive was to tempt Him!

Jesus used this situation to teach His disciples about the leaven of the Pharisees, which He explained to them that He was referring to their doctrine. The Pharisees had a form of godliness (outward appearance) and lived by the traditions of the elders which made the word of God of no effect in their lives; they deemed themselves righteous according to the law of Moses, but Jesus knew the wickedness of their hearts.

See also, Mark 8:15-21 and Luke 12:1-3.

June 14 2024 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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