Matthew 23:19
Good News Translation
How blind you are! Which is the more important, the gift or the altar which makes the gift holy?

Contemporary English Version
Are you blind? Which is more important, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ye foolish and blind: for whether is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

New American Bible
You blind ones, which is greater, the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Ye foolish and blind: for whether is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

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Exodus 29:37 Seven days shalt thou expiate the altar and sanctify it, and it shall be most holy. Every one, that shall touch it, shall be holy.

Exodus 30:29 And thou shalt sanctify all, and they shall be most holy: he that shall touch them shall be sanctified.

Context
Woes to Scribes and Pharisees
18And whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gift that is upon it is a debtor. 19Ye foolish and blind: for whether is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? 20He therefore that sweareth by the altar sweareth by it and by all things that are upon it.…
Cross References
Exodus 29:37
Seven days shalt thou expiate the altar and sanctify it, and it shall be most holy. Every one, that shall touch it, shall be holy.

Haggai 2:12
If a man carry sanctified flesh in the skirt of his garment, and touch with his skirt, bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat: shall it be sanctified? And the priests answered, and said: No.

Matthew 23:17
Ye foolish and blind: for whether is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

Matthew 23:18
And whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gift that is upon it is a debtor.

Matthew 23:20
He therefore that sweareth by the altar sweareth by it and by all things that are upon it.

Additional Translations
You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes it sacred?

Blind! For which is greater, the gift, or the altar sanctifying the gift?

You fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

Ye blind: for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

[Fools and] blind ones, for which is greater, the gift, or the altar which sanctifies the gift?

Ye blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

Ye fools, and blind: for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

"You are blind! Why, which is greater? --the offering, or the altar which makes the offering holy?

You blind fools! For which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

Fools and blind! for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that is sanctifying the gift?
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