You who boast in the Law, through your breaking the Law, do you dishonor God?
But if you bear the name “Jew” and rely upon the Law and boast in God,
Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; the one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have set your hope.
who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Law and the temple service and the promises,
“How can you say, ‘We are wise,
And the law of the Lord is with us’?
But behold, the lying pen of the scribes
Has made it into a lie.
And He said to him, “Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
And He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?”
The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
They reviled him and said, “You are His disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.
Great in every respect. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.
But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
But as it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil.