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;
wo unto you Pharisees, for you affect to have the first rank in the synagogue, and to be complimented in publick places.
Afterwards observing how eager the guests were for the first places, he gave them this instruction:
their phylacterys are broader, and the fringes of their garments are larger than those of others:
in the sequel of the discourse, he said to them, beware of the Scribes, who affect to walk about in their long robes, to be saluted in publick places,
in brotherly kindness be passionately affected to one another; in honour prefer one another:
Do nothing out of a spirit of contention, or for vain-glory, but modestly look upon others as if they were better than yourselves.
3 John 1:9
I have writ to the church: but Diotrephes, who affects the superiority, has no regard to our representations.
said, the Scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses's chair.