“Who say, ‘ Keep to yourself, do not come near me, For I am holier than you!’ These are smoke in My nostrils, A fire that burns all the day.
When the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, “ Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?”
Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet He would know who and what sort of person this woman is who is touching Him, that she is a sinner.”
And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:
The Lord shall never be willing to forgive him, but rather the anger of the Lord and His jealousy will burn against that man, and every curse which is written in this book will rest on him, and the Lord will blot out his name from under heaven.
“Then He said, ‘I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end shall be; For they are a perverse generation, Sons in whom is no faithfulness.
There are six things which the Lord hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:
Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy one to those who send him.
Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished.
The Pharisees and their scribes began grumbling at His disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?”
Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”
But he became angry and was not willing to go in; and his father came out and began pleading with him.
And He said to me, ‘Go! For I will send you far away ” to the Gentiles.’
But if you bear the name “Jew” and rely upon the Law and boast in God,
But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “ God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of the Spirit.