Matthew 23:1

“Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then spake Iesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then spake Jesus to the multitudes and to his disciples,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Jesus said to the people and to his disciples:
- Basic English Bible

Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples,
- Darby Bible

Then Jesus spoke to the multitude, and to his disciples,
- Webster's Bible

Then Jesus addressed the crowds and His disciples.
- Weymouth Bible

Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to his disciples,
- World English Bible

Thanne Jhesus spac to the puple, and to hise disciplis,
- Wycliffe Bible

Then Jesus spake to the multitudes, and to his disciples,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 23:1


23:1 Then - Leaving all converse with his adversaries, whom he now left to the hardness of their hearts.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 23:1


Mt 23:1 The Last Appeal to Israel SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 23: The Scribes and Pharisees in Moses' Seat. The Burdens They Imposed. Their Eagerness for the Praise of Men. Religious Titles. Religious Masters. The Hypocrisy of the Scribes and Pharisees. Straining Out the Great and Swallowing the Camel. Whited Sepulchres. Building the Tombs of the Murdered Prophets. The Lamentation Over Jerusalem. Jesus spake to the multitude, and to his disciples. This discourse, delivered in the courts of the temple on the Tuesday before the Lord was crucified, has never been surpassed in indignant rebuke, withering denunciation, and tearful sorrow over the coming fate of sinner who would not be saved. It contains Christ's last words to the Jewish nation. The contest had been growing fiercer, the opposition of his enemies was more bitter, their plots against his life were working, their utter perverseness was fully manifested, the time for tender appeal has passed by, and the Lord turns upon the "whited sepulchers" (Mt 23:27), the "generation of vipers" (Mt 23:33), the hypocritical pretenders, in a philippic that we believe has never been equaled. But even in the midst of it, like a rift of blue sky in the fearful storm-cloud, his love and pity shine forth with wonderful beauty in the pathetic exclamation of Mt 23:37. Only a part of the discourse is found in Mr 12:38-40; some similar sayings occur in Lu 11:39-52, and a reference to its occurs in Lu 20:45-47.

Discussion for Matthew 23

  • Irene123
    Rev. Kerns; I like what you said; Ps. 68:11; "When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Lord shall raise up a standard against him." Isa. 69:19
  • Reverend Robert L. Kerns
    There is only One Father and He is the Heavenly Father and the Creator of Heaven and earth and the fullness thereof. The Bible tells us in the book of Timothy to " Study to shew ourselves approved of God. Rightfully dividing the Word of Truth ". Reminder, The Word of God is to be discussed not argued over. It doesn't matter how we may think or feel, God's Word will always stand.
  • Rennagade
    And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. That means no man period!!!!!
  • Irene123
    v. 9 - Jesus here is speaking of pastors, preachers, ministers of Christ, of which some are referred to as - 'father'. He's NOT referring to our earthly fathers who sired us. Isa. 1:18, "Come now, let us REASON together, ..... "; The Lord Jesus isn't unreasonable; He's appealing to our common sense.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The Pharisees had some tongue lashing from Jesus in this chapter. Much deserved. The generations of vipers Christ referred to abound till today and growing by the numbers. As Christ predicted, the love of many shall wax cold. We are in the end times indeed.
  • Bruce
    Jambita: Yes! Most churches today are in a sea of darkness. They don't know their lost headed for the lake of fire. They have a lot of social activities and functions. They think they are looking great for Christ,but have spiritual anorexia. They don't know the father is calling John 6:44, washed 1John 1:9, will be Baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire Matthew 3:11, Will know! 2 Corinthians 5:17.

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