Matthew 23:19
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English Standard Version
You blind men! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred?

King James Bible
Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye fools, and blind: for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

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

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Exodus 29:37 Seven days you shall make an atonement for the altar, and sanctify it; and it shall be an altar most holy...

Exodus 30:29 And you shall sanctify them, that they may be most holy: whatever touches them shall be holy.

Cross References
Exodus 29:37
Seven days you shall make atonement for the altar and consecrate it, and the altar shall be most holy. Whatever touches the altar shall become holy.

Haggai 2:12
If someone carries holy meat in the fold of his garment and touches with his fold bread or stew or wine or oil or any kind of food, does it become holy?'" The priests answered and said, "No."

Matthew 23:17
You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred?

Matthew 23:18
And you say, 'If anyone swears by the altar, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gift that is on the altar, he is bound by his oath.'

Matthew 23:20
So whoever swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it.

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