Bible verses about "pharisees" | Wesley

Mark 10:2-12

2 And the Pharisees coming asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? 3 Tempting him. And he answering said to them, What did Moses command you? 4 They said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorce, and to put her away. 5 And Jesus answering said to them, For your hardness of heart he wrote you this precept. 6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. 7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife: 8 And they twain shall be one flesh; so then they are no more twain but one flesh. 9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 10 And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter. 11 And he saith to them, Whosoever shall put away his wife and marry another, committeth adultery against her. 12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

Mark 10:2

2 And the Pharisees coming asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife?

Romans 14:10-12

10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou despise thy brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment-seat of Christ. 11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 12 So then every one of us shall give an account of himself to God.

Matthew 7:21-23

21 Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name, and in thy name have cast out devils, and in thy name have done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I declare to them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Romans 14:1-23

1 Him that is weak in the faith, receive; but not to doubtful disputations. 2 For one believeth, that he may eat all things; another who is weak, eateth herbs. 3 Let not him that eateth, despise him that eateth not: and let not him that eateth not, judge him that eateth; for God hath received him. 4 Who art thou that judgest another's servant? To his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be upheld; for God is able to establish him. 5 One man esteemeth one day above another; another esteemeth every day alike; let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. 6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it to the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord; for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. 7 For none of us liveth to himself, and none dieth to himself. But if we live, we live unto the Lord; and if we die, we die unto the Lord. 8 Whether therefore we live or die, we are the Lord's. 9 For to this end Christ both died and lived again, that he might be the Lord both of the dead and of the living. 10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou despise thy brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment-seat of Christ. 11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 12 So then every one of us shall give an account of himself to God. 13 Let us therefore no longer judge one another; but judge this rather, not to lay a stumbling block, or a scandal before a brother. 14 I know and am assured by the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean of itself: but to him that accounteth any thing to be unclean, it is unclean. 15 But if thy brother is grieved by thy meat, thou no longer walkest charitably. Destroy not him by thy meat, for whom Christ died. 16 Therefore let not your good be evil spoken of. 17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. 18 And he that in these serveth Christ, is acceptable to God, and approved by men. 19 Let us therefore pursue the things that tend to peace, and to mutual edification. 20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure: but it is evil to that man who eateth with offence. 21 It is good, not to eat flesh, neither to drink wine, nor to do any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or made weak. 22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. 23 But he that doubteth is condemned if he eat, because it is not of faith; for whatsoever is not of faith, is sin.

Matthew 21:31-32

31 Which of the two did the will of his father? They say to him, The first. Jesus saith to them, Verily I say to you, the publicans and harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not; but the publicans and the harlots believed him. And ye seeing it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.

Luke 20:46-47

46 who desire to walk in long robes, and love salutations in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief places at feasts, 47 Who devour widows houses, and for a pretence make long prayers; these shall receive greater damnation.

Luke 7:36-50

36 And one of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him. And going into the Pharisee's house, he sat down to table. 37 And behold a woman in the city, who had been a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at table in the Pharisee's house, 38 brought an alabaster box of ointment, And standing at his feet behind him weeping, watered his feet with a shower of tears, and wiped them, with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. 39 But the Pharisee who had invited him, seeing it, spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known, who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him; for she is a sinner. 40 And Jesus answering said to him, Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. And he saith, Master, say on. 41 A certain creditor had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. 42 But they having nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both: Which therefore will love him most? 43 Simon answering said, I suppose, he to whom he forgave most. He said to him, Thou hast rightly judged. 44 And turning to the woman, he said to Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thy house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath watered my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. 45 Thou gavest me no kiss; but she, from the time I came in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 Thou didst not anoint my head with oil: but she hath anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Wherefore I say to thee, Those many sins of her's are forgiven; therefore she loved much: but he to whom little is forgiven, loveth little. 48 And he said to her, Thy sins are forgiven. And they that sat at table with him said within themselves, 49 Who is this that forgiveth sins also? 50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee: go in peace.

Luke 18:10-14

10 Two men went up into the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed thus, God I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12 I fast twice in the week: I give tythes of all that I possess. 13 And the publican standing afar off, would not so much as lift up his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled, and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Matthew 23:1-39

1 Then spake Jesus to the multitudes and to his disciples, saying, The scribes and Pharisees sit in the chair of Moses: 2 All things therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, observe and do; 3 but do not ye after their works; for they say and do not. 4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders, but they will not move them with their finger. 5 But all their works they do, to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and inlarge the fringes of their garments. 6 And love the uppermost places at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7 And salutations in the markets, and to be called by men, Rabbi, Rabbi. 8 But be not ye called Rabbi; for one is your teacher, and all ye are brethren. 9 And call no man your father on earth; for one is your Father, who is in heaven. 10 Neither be ye called Masters; for one is your Master, even Christ. 11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 Whosoever shall exalt himself, shall be humbled, and he that shall humble himself, shall be exalted. 13 But wo to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; for ye shut the kingdom of heaven against men: ye go not in, neither suffer ye them that are entring to go in. 14 Wo to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: for ye devour widows houses, and for a pretence make long prayers; therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. 15 Wo to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: for ye compass sea and land, to make one proselyte, and when he is become so, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. 16 Wo to you, ye blind guides; who say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is bound. 17 Ye fools and blind: for which is greater? The gold? Or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? 18 And whosoever shall swear by the altar, ye say, it is nothing: but whosoever shall swear by the gift that is upon it, is bound. 19 Ye fools and blind; for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? 20 He therefore that sweareth by the altar, sweareth by it and by all things thereon. 21 And he that sweareth by the temple, sweareth by it and by him that dwelleth therein. 22 And he that sweareth by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon. 23 Wo to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; for ye pay tithe of mint, and anise, and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to have neglected the others. 24 Ye blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel. 25 Wo to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish; but within they are full of rapine and intemperance. 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first, the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also. 27 Wo to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; for ye are like whited sepulchres, which outwardly indeed appear beautiful, but within are full of dead men's bones and of all uncleanness. 28 So ye likewise outwardly appear righteous to men; but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 29 Wo to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; for ye build the tombs of the prophets, and adorn the sepulchres of the righteous. 30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31 Wherefore ye testify against yourselves, that ye are the sons of them who killed the prophets. 32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye brood of vipers, 33 how can ye escape the damnation of hell? 34 Wherefore behold I send to you prophets, and wise-men, and scribes; and some of them ye will kill and crucify, and some of them ye will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city: 35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of Abel the righteous, to the blood of Zechariah the son of Barachiah, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. 36 Verily I say to you, all these things shall come upon this generation. 37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets, and stonest them who are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a bird gathereth her young under her wings; and ye would not! 38 Behold your house is left unto you desolate. 39 For I say to you, ye shall not see me from this time, till ye say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

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