Matthew 23:19

Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 23:19

Ye fooles and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the Altar that sanctifieth the gift?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You blind men, which is more important, the offering, or the altar that sanctifies the offering?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye blind: for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
- American Standard Version (1901)

You blind ones: which is greater, the offering, or the altar which makes the offering holy?
- Basic English Bible

[Fools and] blind ones, for which is greater, the gift, or the altar which sanctifies the gift?
- Darby Bible

Ye fools, and blind: for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
- Webster's Bible

You are blind! Why, which is greater? --the offering, or the altar which makes the offering holy?
- Weymouth Bible

You blind fools! For which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?
- World English Bible

Blynde men, for what is more, the yifte, or the auter that halewith the yifte?
- Wycliffe Bible

Fools and blind! for which [is] greater, the gift, or the altar that is sanctifying the gift?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 23:19

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 23:19


23:20 He that sweareth by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon - Not only by the gift, but by the holy fire, and the sacrifice; and above all, by that God to whom they belong; inasmuch as every oath by a creature is an implicit appeal to God.


Discussion for Matthew 23:19

  • StarJesusChrist on Matthew 23:19
    Matthew 23:19= You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred?NIV
    =You blind= in John 9:39-41- ''39=Jesus said, for judgment I have come into the world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.'' 40=Some Pharisees who were with Him heard Him say this and asked, 'what? are we blind too?' 41=Jesus said,'If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.''and also in John 5:39-40.
    Which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred?= which one is bigger the giver or the or receiver. In 1Corinthians 12:4-11= which one is master the gifts or the one who gives.
    John 17:17= ''Sanctify them by the truth; Your Word is truth.'' - which one is mighter the Sactifier or those who sactified.
    GB


 

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