New Living Translation
Blind fools! Which is more important--the gold or the Temple that makes the gold sacred?
King James Bible
Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
Darby Bible Translation
Fools and blind, for which is greater, the gold, or the temple which sanctifies the gold?
World English Bible
You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold?
Young's Literal Translation
Fools and blind! for which is greater, the gold, or the sanctuary that is sanctifying the gold?
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LibraryAmong the People, and with the Pharisees
It would have been difficult to proceed far either in Galilee or in Judaea without coming into contact with an altogether peculiar and striking individuality, differing from all around, and which would at once arrest attention. This was the Pharisee. Courted or feared, shunned or flattered, reverently looked up to or laughed at, he was equally a power everywhere, both ecclesiastically and politically, as belonging to the most influential, the most zealous, and the most closely-connected religions …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
The General Service to a Prophet.
Liberty of Conscience Threatened
Of the Power of Making Laws. The Cruelty of the Pope and his Adherents, in this Respect, in Tyrannically Oppressing and Destroying Souls.
Consecrate them to make them absolutely holy. After this, whatever touches them will also become holy.
And you say that to swear 'by the altar' is not binding, but to swear 'by the gifts on the altar' is binding.
How blind! For which is more important--the gift on the altar or the altar that makes the gift sacred?
So now Jesus and the ones he makes holy have the same Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters.
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