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But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
For I tell you, that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
But when the Pharisees heard this they said, "It is only by Beelzebub, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons."
Then the disciples came and said to him, "Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?"
Then Jesus said to them, "Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees."
Then the Pharisees went and took counsel how to entangle him in his talk.
"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither enter yourselves, nor do you allow those who would enter to go in.
(For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands in a special way, holding the tradition of the elders.
And he cautioned them, saying, "Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."
Then they sent to him some of the Pharisees and the Herodians, to catch him in his words.
But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.)
But the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.
The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all this, and they scoffed at him.
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank you that I am not like other menextortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.
The officers then went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, "Why did you not bring him?"
Then some of the Pharisees who were with him heard this, and said to him, "Are we blind also?"
And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to them,
But the high priest rose up and all who were with him, that is, the party of the Sadducees, and they were filled with jealousy.
But some believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up, and said, "It is necessary to circumcise them, and to charge them to keep the Law of Moses."
But when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, "Brethren, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees; with respect to the hope and the resurrection of the dead I am on trial."
They have known about me for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that I lived as a Pharisee according to the strictest sect of our religion.
You brood of vipers! how can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
You serpents! You brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell?
Then he said to the multitudes that came out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
You are of your father the devil, and you want to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
1 John 3:10
By this it may be seen who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not do right is not of God, nor he who does not love his brother.
And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole worldhe was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved through him from the wrath of God.
1 Thessalonians 1:10
and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath to come.
2 Thessalonians 1:9
They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction and exclusion from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his power,
so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.
and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb;