Mark 12:40
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English Standard Version
who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

King James Bible
Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.

American Standard Version
they that devour widows houses, and for a pretence make long prayers; these shall receive greater condemnation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who devour the houses of widows under the pretence of long prayer: these shall receive greater judgment.

English Revised Version
they which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers; these shall receive greater condemnation.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.

Weymouth New Testament
and who swallow up the property of widows and then mask their wickedness by making long prayers: these men will receive far heavier punishment."

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Vincent's Word Studies

Widows' houses

People often left their whole fortune to the temple, and a good deal of the temple-money went, in the end, to the Scribes and Pharisees. The Scribes were universally employed in making wills and conveyances of property. They may have abused their influence with widows.

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devour.

Ezekiel 22:25 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the middle thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls...

Micah 2:2 And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house...

Micah 3:1-4 And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you princes of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment...

Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayer...

Luke 20:47 Which devour widows' houses, and for a show make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

2 Timothy 3:6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

long.

Matthew 6:7 But when you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

Matthew 11:22-24 But I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you...

Matthew 23:33 You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of hell?

Luke 12:47,48 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will...

Cross References
Matthew 23:13
"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people's faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in.

Matthew 23:14


Mark 12:39
and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts,

Luke 20:47
who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation."

2 Corinthians 11:20
For you bear it if someone makes slaves of you, or devours you, or takes advantage of you, or puts on airs, or strikes you in the face.

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