“Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:”
King James Version (KJV)
23:2 The scribes sit in the chair of Moses - That is, read and expound the law of Moses, and are their appointed teachers.
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.