Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;
Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the chief seats in the synagogues and the respectful greetings in the market places.
And He began speaking a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how
they had been picking out the places of honor at the table, saying to them,
A man’s pride will bring him low,
humble spirit will obtain honor.
But they do all their deeds to be noticed by men; for they broaden their phylacteries and lengthen the tassels of their garments.
In His teaching He was saying: “Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like respectful greetings in the market places,
devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;
from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;
3 John 1:9
I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to
be first among them, does not accept what we say.
“ The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses;