Matthew 23:2
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English Standard Version
“The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat,

King James Bible
Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:

American Standard Version
saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses seat:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Saying: The scribes and the Pharisees have sitten on the chair of Moses.

English Revised Version
saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat:

Webster's Bible Translation
Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses's seat.

Weymouth New Testament
"The Scribes," He said, "and the Pharisees sit in the chair of Moses.

Matthew 23:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Moses' seat (καθέδρας)

Or chair, as Wyc., in allusion to the practice of teachers sitting.

Matthew 23:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Nehemiah 8:4-8 And Ezra the scribe stood on a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema...

Malachi 2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

Mark 12:38 And he said to them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing...

Luke 20:46 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:3
Yes, he loved his people, all his holy ones were in his hand; so they followed in your steps, receiving direction from you,

Ezra 7:6
this Ezra went up from Babylonia. He was a scribe skilled in the Law of Moses that the LORD, the God of Israel, had given, and the king granted him all that he asked, for the hand of the LORD his God was on him.

Ezra 7:25
"And you, Ezra, according to the wisdom of your God that is in your hand, appoint magistrates and judges who may judge all the people in the province Beyond the River, all such as know the laws of your God. And those who do not know them, you shall teach.

Nehemiah 8:4
And Ezra the scribe stood on a wooden platform that they had made for the purpose. And beside him stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah on his right hand, and Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam on his left hand.

Matthew 23:3
so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice.

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