“In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.”
King James Version (KJV)
12:1 He said to his disciples first - But afterward #Lu 12:54 to all the people|. #Mt 16:6|.
Lu 12:1-5 Various Warnings SUMMARY OF LUKE 12: The Leaven of the Pharisees. God's Care for His Servants. Confessing Christ. The Two Brothers and the Inheritance. The Rich Fool. The Life More Than Raiment. The Lilies. Watching. The Wise and Faithful Steward. The Baptism of Suffering. Sending Peace on Earth. The Signs of the Times. An innumerable multitude of people. This is one of the passages that show the great impression produced at that time by Christ's teaching. See also Mr 1:33; 2:2; 3:9; 6:31, etc. The discourse that follows is found almost verbatim in Matthew. Beware ye of the leaven. The spirit of the Pharisees. There is great danger of religion becoming formal and hypocritical. See PNT "Mt 16:6".