Matthew 23:6

And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 23:6

And loue the vppermost roomes at feasts, and the chiefe seats in the Synagogues,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"They love the place of honor at banquets and the chief seats in the synagogues,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and love the chief place at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the things desired by them are the first places at feasts, and the chief seats in the Synagogues,
- Basic English Bible

and love the chief place in feasts and the first seats in the synagogues,
- Darby Bible

And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
- Webster's Bible

and love the best seats at a dinner party or in the synagogues,
- Weymouth Bible

and love the place of honor at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues,
- World English Bible

And thei louen the first sittyng placis in soperis, and the first chaieris in synagogis;
- Wycliffe Bible

they love also the chief couches in the supper, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 23:6

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 23:6


23:4 #Luke 11:46|.

23:5 Their phylacteries - The Jews, understanding those words literally, It shall he as a token upon thy hand, and as frontlets between thine eyes, #Exod 13:16|. And thou shalt bind these words for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes, #Deut 6:8|; used to wear little scrolls of paper or parchment, bound on their wrist and foreheads, on which several texts of Scripture were writ. These they supposed, as a kind of charm, would preserve them from danger. And hence they seem to have been called phylacteries, or preservatives. The fringes of their garments - Which God had enjoined them to wear, to remind them of doing all the commandments, #Num 15:38|. These, as well as their phylacteries, the Pharisees affected to wear broader and larger than other men. #Mark 12:38|.

23:8-10 The Jewish rabbis were also called father and master, by their several disciples, whom they required, To believe implicitly what they affirmed, without asking any farther reason; To obey implicitly what they enjoined, without seeking farther authority. Our Lord, therefore, by forbidding us either to give or receive the title of rabbi, master, or father, forbids us either to receive any such reverence, or to pay any such to any but God.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 23:6


Mt 23:6 Love the uppermost rooms at feasts. Rather, "seats". The highest seats at a feast were the places of honor. Chief seats in the synagogues. The places where the elders sat with their faces to the congregation. They loved the pre-eminence.

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