Matthew 23:4
Good News Translation
They tie onto people's backs loads that are heavy and hard to carry, yet they aren't willing even to lift a finger to help them carry those loads.

Contemporary English Version
They pile heavy burdens on people's shoulders and won't lift a finger to help.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they bind heavy and insupportable burdens and lay them on men's shoulders: but with a finger of their own they will not move them.

New American Bible
They tie up heavy burdens [hard to carry] and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they will not lift a finger to move them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For they bind heavy and insupportable burdens and lay them on men's shoulders: but with a finger of their own they will not move them.

Matthew 23:23 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you tithe mint and anise and cummin and have left the weightier things of the law: judgment and mercy and faith. These things you ought to have done and not to leave those undone.

Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me all you that labor and are burdened, and I will refresh you. . . .

Luke 11:46 But he said: Woe to you lawyers also, because you load men with burdens which they cannot bear and you yourselves touch not the packs with one of your fingers.

Acts 15:10,28 Now therefore, why tempt you God to put a yoke upon the necks of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear? . . .

Galatians 6:13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law: but they will have you to be circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

Revelation 2:24 And to the rest who are at Thyatira: Whosoever have not this doctrine and who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say: I will not put upon you any other burthen.

Context
Woes to Scribes and Pharisees
3All things therefore whatsoever they shall say to you, observe and do: but according to their works do ye not. For they say, and do not. 4For they bind heavy and insupportable burdens and lay them on men's shoulders: but with a finger of their own they will not move them. 5And all their works they do for to be seen of men. For they make their phylacteries broad and enlarge their fringes.…
Cross References
Isaiah 46:1
In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified and praised.

Matthew 23:3
All things therefore whatsoever they shall say to you, observe and do: but according to their works do ye not. For they say, and do not.

Luke 11:46
But he said: Woe to you lawyers also, because you load men with burdens which they cannot bear and you yourselves touch not the packs with one of your fingers.

Acts 15:10
Now therefore, why tempt you God to put a yoke upon the necks of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?

1 John 5:3
For this is the charity of God: That we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not heavy.

Additional Translations
They tie up heavy, burdensome loads and lay them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.

And they tie up burdens heavy and hard to bear and lay them on the shoulders of men; but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger.

For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.

Yea, they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger.

but bind burdens heavy and hard to bear, and lay them on the shoulders of men, but will not move them with their finger.

Yea, they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger.

For they bind heavy burdens, and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.

Heavy and cumbrous burdens they bind together and load men's shoulders with them, while as for themselves, not with one finger do they choose to lift them.

For they bind heavy burdens that are grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not lift a finger to help them.

for they bind together burdens heavy and grievous to be borne, and lay upon the shoulders of men, but with their finger they will not move them.
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