Matthew 23:2

“Saying, The Scribes and the Pharises sit in Moses seate:”

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Other Translations

Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
- King James Version

saying: "The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses seat:
- American Standard Version (1901)

The scribes and the Pharisees have the authority of Moses;
- Basic English Bible

saying, The scribes and the Pharisees have set themselves down in Moses' seat:
- Darby Bible

Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses's seat.
- Webster's Bible

The Scribes, He said, "and the Pharisees sit in the chair of Moses.
- Weymouth Bible

saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees sat on Moses' seat.
- World English Bible

and seide, On the chayere of Moises, scribis and Farisees han sete.
- Wycliffe Bible

saying, `On the seat of Moses sat down the scribes and the Pharisees;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 23:2


23:2 The scribes sit in the chair of Moses - That is, read and expound the law of Moses, and are their appointed teachers.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 23:2


Mt 23:2 The scribes and the Pharisees. Associated because almost all the scribes were of the sect of Pharisees. The scribes, the Jewish scholars, the theologians and lawyers, would naturally be of the religious sect. Sit in the Moses' seat. Are the expounders of the law of Moses.

Discussion for Matthew 23

  • Steve morrow
    NOWHERE ??? MATTHEW 23:28 EVEN SO YOU OUTWARDLY APPEAR RIGHTEOUS UNTO MEN BUT WITHIN YOU ARE FULL OF HYPOCRISY AND INIQUITY ---- a disciple and all --- how many times as GOD spoken --- WOE UNTO YOU --- PSALM 12:4 WHO HAVE SAID WITH OUR TONGUE WILL WE PREVAIL OUR LIPS ARE OUR OWN --- WHO IS LORD OVER US --- is there courage enough to not erase GODS RIGHTEOUSNESS ; GODLINESS ; HOLINESS AND TRUTH
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 23:10 neither be you called masters for one is your master even CHRIST JOHN 14:24 he that loveth ME not keepeth not MY sayings and the word which you hear is not mine but THE FATHERS which sent ME MATTHEW 10:37 he that loveth father or mother more than ME is not worthy of ME and he that loveth son or daughter more than ME is not worthy of ME***JOHN 14:15 IF YOU LOVE ME KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS
  • BSP
    Verses 1-3~Jesus told his disciples to listen to the things the Pharisees told them, but not according to their deeds. We may get instruction and we may not want to listen because they aren’t doing what they tell us to do but if the instruction is in line with what Jehovah God wants we need to listen.
  • A disciple
    When a man desires the office of an overseer, and seeks to be a good and faithful teacher of God's word; he desires a good thing; and with his commitment the Holy Spirit will work to convict and to testify the grace of God in Jesus Christ. But too often happens if one falls from his first love, or fails the grace of God and sins, that man hides his sins and is unwilling to surrender his position.
  • BSP
    Verse 13~It is important that our teachings are in line with God's Word because it means not only our lives, but the lives of others as well.
  • BSP
    Verse 10: We must not follow men, but we have one Leader and Master and that is Christ.

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