Mattithyahu 23:16 - 24:2; 30-31


Matthew 23:16 - 24:2; 30-31

16  "Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the Mishkan, it does not matter, but whoever swears by the gold of the Mishkan, is bound by oath.'

17  "Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold or the Mishkan that makes the gold qodesh?

18  "And, ‘Whoever swears by the altar, it does not matter, but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, is bound by oath.'

19  "Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift qodesh?

20  "He, then, who swears by the altar, swears by it and by all that is upon it.

21  "And he who swears by the Mishkan, swears by it and by Him who is dwelling in it.

22  "And he who swears by the shamayim, swears by the throne of Elohim and by Him who is sitting upon it.

23  "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you tithe the mint and the anise and the cumin, and have neglected the weightier of the Torah: the Right-Ruling and the compassion and the belief. These need to have been done, without neglecting the others.

24  "Blind guides - straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel!

25  "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are filled with plunder and unrighteousness.

26  "Blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and dish, so that the outside of them becomes clean too.

27  "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you are like whitewashed tombs which outwardly indeed look well, but inside are filled with dead men's bones and all uncleanness.

28  "So you too outwardly indeed appear righteous to men, but inside you are filled with hypocrisy and lawlessness.

29  "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the Neḇi'im and decorate the monuments of the righteous,

30  and say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with them in the blood of the neḇi'im.'

31  "Thus you bear witness against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the neḇi'im -

32  and you fill up the measure of your fathers!

33  "Serpents, brood of adders! How would you escape the judgment of Gehenna?

34  "Because of this, see, I send you neḇi'im, and wise men, and scholars. Some of them you shall kill and impale, and some of them you shall flog in your congregations and persecute from city to city,

35  so that on you should come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Heḇel to the blood of Zeḵaryah, son of Bereḵyah, whom you murdered between the Mishkan and the altar.

36  "Truly, I say to you, all this shall come upon this generation.

37  "Yerushalayim, Yerushalayim, killing the neḇi'im and stoning those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, but you would not!

38  "See! Your house is left to you laid waste,

39  for I say to you, from now on you shall by no means see Me, until you say, ‘Baruḵ is He who is coming in the Name of יהוה!' "

Matthew 24

1  And going out, יהושע went away from the Miqdash, and His talmidim came near to point out to Him the buildings of the Miqdash.

2  And יהושע said to them, "Do you not see all these? Truly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, at all, which shall not be thrown down."

30  "And then the sign of the Bĕn of Aḏam shall appear in the shamayim, and then all the tribes of the earth shall mourn, and they shall see the Bĕn of Aḏam coming on the clouds of the shamayim with power and much esteem.

31  "And He shall send His messengers with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the shamayim to the other.