Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

General references

Bible References

For ye

Mark 12:40
They consume widows' houses [i.e., by foreclosing on them] and [then] cover it up by offering lengthy prayers. These people will receive a more severe judgment."
Luke 20:47
They consume widows' houses [i.e., by foreclosing on them] and [then] cover it up by offering lengthy prayers. These people will receive a heavier judgment."
2 Timothy 3:6
They are the kind of people who enter homes and influence [morally] weak-willed women, loaded down with sins, [and] led on by all kinds of evil desires.
Titus 1:10
For there are many rebellious people, especially among the circumcision [i.e., the Jews], whose talk is useless and who deceive people.
2 Peter 2:14
Their eyes are filled with sexual lust, and they are never satisfied when it comes to sinning. They entice unstable people and have hearts trained to be greedy [i.e., they continually desire the possessions of others]. [In this condition] they are under God's curse.

Therefore

Matthew 23:33
You snakes! You children of snakes! How do you expect to escape being judged [and condemned] in hell?
Matthew 11:24
But I say to you, Sodom will be shown more leniency on the judgment day than you will."
Luke 12:48
But the one who did not know [i.e., what his master wanted], yet did things deserving of punishment, will be whipped with few lashes. And to the person who has been given much [responsibility], there will be much required [of him]. And to whom people entrust much [responsibility], they will ask [much] more from him.
James 3:1
Not many of you should be teachers, my brothers, because you [should] know that we [teachers] will be judged more strictly.
2 Peter 2:3
And through greedy desires and deceptive words they will exploit you [for evil purposes]. But the judgment that they have had coming for a long time, will not delay, but will eventually awaken [i.e., arrive] to bring destruction upon them.

General references

Luke 19:46
saying to them, "It is written [Isa. 56:7], 'And my house [i.e., the Temple] will be a house for prayer, but [Jer. 7:11] 'You have made it a hideout for thieves.'"