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Matthew 23:15-22

15 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!

You travel over land and sea to win a single convert,

and when he becomes one, you make him twice

as much a son of hell as you are.

16 “Woe to you, blind guides! You say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple,

it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple,

he is bound by his oath.’ 17 You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold,

or the temple that makes the gold sacred? 18 You also say, ‘If anyone swears

by the altar, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gift on it, he is

bound by his oath.’ 19 You blind men! Which is greater: the gift,

or the altar that makes the gift sacred? 20 Therefore, he who swears

by the altar swears by it and by everything on it.

21 And he who swears by the temple swears by it

and by the one who dwells in it.

22 And he who swears by heaven swears by God’s throne

and by the one who sits on it.

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