In his teaching he said to them, "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk in long robes, and to get greetings in the marketplaces,
Woe to you Pharisees. For you love the best seats in the synagogues, and the greetings in the marketplaces.
Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples,
In the hearing of all the people, he said to his disciples,
"And when you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites, for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I tell you, they have received their reward.
But beware of people: for they will deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues they will scourge you.
He spoke a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the best seats, and said to them,
I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not accept what we say.