Matthew 23:2

“Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Saying, The Scribes and the Pharises sit in Moses seate:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.

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