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

  • 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.
  • Jambita tiny
    The truth is slowly but steadily becoming isolated from the brethren. I witnessed a night vigil yesternight whereby I 'accidentally' carried a bible to a church function, only to be welcomed by a diversity of culinary products on the table.
    We ate to our fill then the preacher gave a sermon that dwelt much on the contemporary life with scarce reference from the bible. Come Lord Jesus come.
  • Irene123
    To Brad Vigansky - I think I like your 'politics' - LOL.
  • Brad Vigansky
    Over the years, and there have been many. I have had 85 revs around the sun and hope to have quite a few more. During that time I studied myself out of 2 'Christian Churches'. I just couldn't abide by what they were teaching. If anybody asks me, "What am I" I would answer, I am a Son of the Living Creator God. If someone were ask me, "Prove there is a God", I would reply, prove there isn't.
  • Ben
    The Word of the Lord is the truth and the only truth. If we look around we can plainly see the actual Pharesees, the modern ones, doing the same things their ancestors did. I believe with all my heart and soul, there is one and only one father. Our Father and Lord, our creator...!

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