The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are
full of extortion and excess.
MAT 23:26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the
cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
MAT 23:27 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.
MAT 23:28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but
within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
MAT 23:29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye
build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the
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