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

  • Ren
    @Pearl when I was young we called ours dad not father. That was not allowed at our house. We were told you have only one Father and he is the one above.
  • A disciple
    Pearl; Honoring our father and mother is one of the Ten Commandments. Jesus condemned the hypocrites for teaching that by one's keep of religious observance he would be exempt from honoring his parents. I believe that Jesus is here referring to Titles, as if any man could be our Supreme Leader, or Master over the other's life and faith; for only our Father in heaven and Christ have those roles.
  • Pearl Nicholas
    Call no man father yet we all our parents mother and father. Is this wrong? Also in the Catholic church, a priest is called father.
  • A disciple
    From the day that the Lord Jesus came into this world, the devil's seed was after Him to destroy Him; and throughout His Ministry He was pursued by hateful and hostile hypocrites, who were deaf as an adder, and would never humble themselves to receive His good and wholesome teaching. In the last few days Jesus has come right to Jerusalem to speak to their face, and it cost Him His life. We follow!
  • 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.

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