Matthew 23:4
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English Standard Version
They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
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.

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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

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Matthew 23:23 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin...

Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest...

Luke 11:46 And he said, Woe to you also, you lawyers! for you lade men with burdens grievous to be borne...

Acts 15:10,28 Now therefore why tempt you God, to put a yoke on the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear...

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

Revelation 2:24 But to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan...

Cross References
Isaiah 46:1
Bel bows down; Nebo stoops; their idols are on beasts and livestock; these things you carry are borne as burdens on weary beasts.

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

Luke 11:46
And he said, "Woe to you lawyers also! For you load people with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.

Acts 15:10
Now, therefore, why are you putting God to the test by placing a yoke on the neck of the disciples that neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?

1 John 5:3
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

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