Matthew 23:14

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Woe vnto you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; for yee deuoure widowes houses, and for a pretence make long prayer; therefore ye shall receiue the greater damnation.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

["Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore you will receive greater condemnation.]
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, even while for a pretence ye make long prayers: therefore ye shall receive greater condemnation.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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- Basic English Bible


- Darby Bible

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
- Webster's Bible


- Weymouth Bible

But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you shut up the Kingdom of Heaven against men; for you don't enter in yourselves, neither do you allow those who are entering in to enter.
- World English Bible

Wo to you, scribis and Farisees, ipocritis, that eten the housis of widowis, and preien bi longe preier; for this thing ye schulen take more doom.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Wo to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye eat up the houses of the widows, and for a pretence make long prayers, because of this ye shall receive more abundant judgment.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 23:14


23:14 #Mark 12:40|; Luke 20:47.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 23:14


Mt 23:14 Ye devour widows' houses. Devour their property under holy pretenses.

Discussion for Matthew 23:14

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