Now she wrote in the letters, saying, “Proclaim a fast and seat Naboth at the head of the people;
But Jacob’s sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor with deceit, because he had defiled Dinah their sister.
“Behold, you fast for contention and strife and to strike with a wicked fist.
You do not fast like you do today to make your voice heard on high.
And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, so that I too may come and worship Him.”
“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation.”
Then they *led Jesus from Caiaphas into the Praetorium, and it was early; and they themselves did not enter into the Praetorium so that they would not be defiled, but might eat the Passover.