Luke 11:39-54

Rotherham(i) 39 And the Lord said unto him: Now, ye, the Pharisees, the outside of the cup and of the tray, do make pure; but, your inward part, is full of plunder and wickedness. 40 Simple ones! Did not, he who made the outside, the inside also, make? 41 Notwithstanding, as to the things within, give alms, and lo! everything, is, pure unto you. 42 But alas for you, the Pharisees! because ye tithe the mint, and the rue, and every garden herb, and pass by justice, and the love of God. But, these things, it was biding to do, and, those, not to pass by. 43 Alas for you, the Pharisees! because ye love the first seats in the synagogues, and the salutations in the market-places! 44 Alas for you! because ye are as the secret tombs: even the men that are walking above them, know it not. 45 And, making answer, one of the Lawyers saith unto him, Teacher! these things, saying, us also, dost thou insult! 46 And, he, said—And, for you, the lawyers, alas! because ye lade men with burdens hard to be borne, and, yourselves, with one of your fingers, touch not the burdens. 47 Alas for you! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers slew them! 48 Hence, witnesses, are ye, and find consenting pleasure in the works of your fathers: because, they, indeed, slew them, and, ye, are building, [their tombs] . 49 For this cause, the Wisdom of God hath said—I will send forth, unto them, prophets and apostles,—and, some from among them, will they slay, and, [some] persecute: 50 That the blood of all the prophets which hath been shed from the foundation of the world, may be sought out, from this generation,— 51 From the blood of Abel, unto the blood of Zachariah who was destroyed betwixt the altar and the house; Yea! I say unto you—It shall be sought out from this generation. 52 Alas for you, the lawyers! because ye took away the key of knowledge: yourselves, entered not, and, them who were entering, ye hindered. 53 And, when, from thence, he came out, the Scribes and the Pharisees began, with vehemence, to be hemming him in, and trying to make him speak off-hand concerning many things,— 54 lying in wait for him, to catch something out of his mouth.