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Matthew 23
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Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
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Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
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All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
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For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
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But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
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And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
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And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
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But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
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And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
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Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
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But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
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And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
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And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
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Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
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Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.
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And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.
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And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
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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.
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Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
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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.
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Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
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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.
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Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
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Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,
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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.
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Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
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Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
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Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
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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:
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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.
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Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
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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!
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Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
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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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Matthew 23
  CHURCH FATHERS: 17
1. Clement of Rome | CHURCH FATHER 97 AD
Matthew was APPROVED (75%) by Clement of Rome
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2. Ignatius of Antioch | CHURCH FATHER 110 AD
Matthew was REJECTED (0%) by Ignatius of Antioch
(No mention; no quotes; opinion unknown)
3. Barnabas | CHURCH FATHER 130 AD
Matthew was APPROVED (75%) by Barnabas
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4. Hermas | CHURCH FATHER 140 AD
Matthew was APPROVED (75%) by Hermas
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5. Papias of Hierapolis | CHURCH FATHER 140 AD
Matthew was REJECTED (0%) by Papias of Hierapolis
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6. Polycarp | CHURCH FATHER 150 AD
Matthew was APPROVED (75%) by Polycarp
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7. Didache | CHURCH FATHER 150 AD
Matthew was APPROVED (75%) by Didache
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8. Diognetus | CHURCH FATHER 150 AD
Matthew was REJECTED (0%) by Diognetus
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9. Justin Martyr | CHURCH FATHER 155 AD
Matthew was APPROVED (75%) by Justin Martyr
(Citation; approving quotation; alluded to; acceptable with changes)
10. Irenaeous | CHURCH FATHER 202 AD
Matthew was FULLY ACCEPTED (100%) by Irenaeous
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11. Clement of Alexandria | CHURCH FATHER 215 AD
Matthew was APPROVED (75%) by Clement of Alexandria
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12. Tertullian | CHURCH FATHER 220 AD
Matthew was APPROVED (75%) by Tertullian
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13. Origen | CHURCH FATHER 254 AD
Matthew was APPROVED (75%) by Origen
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14. Eusebius of Caesarea | CHURCH FATHER 340 AD
Matthew was FULLY ACCEPTED (100%) by Eusebius of Caesarea
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15. Athanasius of Alexandria | CHURCH FATHER 367 AD
Matthew was FULLY ACCEPTED (100%) by Athanasius of Alexandria
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16. Cyril of Jerusalem | CHURCH FATHER 386 AD
Matthew was FULLY ACCEPTED (100%) by Cyril of Jerusalem
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17. Augustine of Hippo | CHURCH FATHER 400 AD
Matthew was FULLY ACCEPTED (100%) by Augustine of Hippo
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Matthew 23
  BIBLE CANON: 5
A biblical canon is a set of texts (or "books") which a particular religious community regards as authoritative scripture. Christians were the first to use the term in reference to scripture.

These bible canons have developed through debate and agreement by the religious authorities.
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1. Marcion Canon | BIBLE CANON 140 AD
Marcionism was a religious movement based on the teachings of the 2nd-century Marcion of Sinope. Marcions Canon lists 14 books out of the 27 books in the New Testament. More specifically, these were Luke and Paul's 13 writings. Marcion even rejected the entire Old Testament of 39 books.

bible.ca/marcion
Matthew was REJECTED (0%) by Marcion Canon
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2. Muratorian Canon | BIBLE CANON 170 AD
The Muratorian Canon is an ancient list of New Testament books - the oldest such list we have found and lists 22 of the 27 books that were later included in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.

It is noteworthy that the Muratorian Canon omits several epistles that later did win acceptance in the Christian New Testament such as the books of James and 2 Peter.

gotquestions.org/muratorian
Matthew was FULLY ACCEPTED (100%) by Muratorian Canon
(Fully accepted; true scripture; quoted approvingly)
3. Apostolic Canon | BIBLE CANON 300 AD
Apostolic Canons or Ecclesiastical Canons
Matthew was FULLY ACCEPTED (100%) by Apostolic Canon
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4. Cheltenham/ Mommsen List | BIBLE CANON 360 AD
The Cheltenham or Mommsen List is a Latin manuscript discovered by the German classical scholar Theodor Mommsen (published 1886) which probably originated in North Africa in the 4th century.

It has 24-book Old Testament and 24-book New Testament which omits Jude and James, and perhaps Hebrews, and questions the epistles of John and Peter.

bible-researcher.com/cheltenham
Matthew was FULLY ACCEPTED (100%) by Cheltenham/ Mommsen List
(Fully accepted; true scripture; quoted approvingly)
5. Council of Rome | BIBLE CANON 382 AD
The Council of Rome was a meeting of Catholic Church officials and theologians which took place in 382 under the authority of Pope Damasus I, bishop of Rome.

According to a document appended to some manuscripts, the Council of Rome affirmed the authority of the Old and New Testament canon in a decretal or damasine list.
Matthew was FULLY ACCEPTED (100%) by Council of Rome
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Matthew 23
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Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting
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