Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge; you yourselves did not enter, and you hindered those who were entering.”
“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.
For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth; for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.
One of the lawyers *said to Him in reply, “Teacher, when You say this, You insult us too.”
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.”
The Pharisees then answered them, “You have not also been led astray, have you?
So a second time they called the man who had been blind, and said to him, “Give glory to God; we know that this man is a sinner.”
But so that it will not spread any further among the people, let us warn them to speak no longer to any man in this name.”
They took his advice; and after calling the apostles in, they flogged them and ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and then released them.