Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.
“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.
You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also.
But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected God’s purpose for themselves, not having been baptized by John.
But the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but inside of you, you are full of robbery and wickedness.
When He left there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to be very hostile and to question Him closely on many subjects,
Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and were scoffing at Him.
Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews;
The Pharisees then answered them, “You have not also been led astray, have you?
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor an angel, nor a spirit, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.
since they have known about me for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that I lived as a Pharisee according to the strictest sect of our religion.
circumcised the eighth day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee;