Matthew 23:26

Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may bee cleane also.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup and of the platter, that the outside thereof may become clean also.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You blind Pharisee, first make clean the inside of the cup and of the plate, so that the outside may become equally clean.
- Basic English Bible

Blind Pharisee, make clean first the inside of the cup and of the dish, that their outside also may become clean.
- Darby Bible

Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
- Webster's Bible

Blind Pharisee, first wash clean the inside of the cup or dish, and then the outside will be clean also.
- Weymouth Bible

You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the platter, that its outside may become clean also.
- World English Bible

Thou blynde Farisee, clense the cuppe and the plater with ynneforth, that that that is with outforth be maad clene.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Blind Pharisee! cleanse first the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside of them also may become clean.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 23:26


23:26 Ye build the tombs of the prophets - And that is all, for ye neither observe their sayings, nor imitate their actions.


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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