New International Version
So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.
King James Bible
All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
Darby Bible Translation
all things therefore, whatever they may tell you, do and keep. But do not after their works, for they say and do not,
World English Bible
All things therefore whatever they tell you to observe, observe and do, but don't do their works; for they say, and don't do.
Young's Literal Translation
all, then, as much as they may say to you to observe, observe and do, but according to their works do not, for they say, and do not;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
All therefore whatsoever - That is, all those things which they read out of the law and prophets, and all things which they teach consistently with them. This must be our Lord's meaning: he could not have desired them to do every thing, without restriction, which the Jewish doctors taught; because himself warns his disciples against their false teaching, and testifies that they had made the word of God of none effect by their traditions. See Matthew 15:6, etc. Besides, as our Lord speaks here in the past tense - whatsoever they Have commanded, ὁσα ειπωσιν, he may refer to the teaching of a former period, when they taught the way of God in truth, or were much less corrupted than they were now.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Morality of the Gospel.
Is stating the morality of the Gospel as an argument of its truth, I am willing to admit two points; first, that the teaching of morality was not the primary design of the mission; secondly, that morality, neither in the Gospel, nor in any other book, can be a subject, properly speaking, of discovery. If I were to describe in a very few words the scope of Christianity as a revelation,  I should say that it was to influence the conduct of human life, by establishing the proof of a future state …
William Paley—Evidences of Christianity
First Attempts on Jerusalem.
On Attending the Church Service
Machinations of the Enemies of Jesus.
"The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat.
They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.
you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?
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