Fools, In Teaching Of Jesus Christ
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"Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple, that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple is obligated.'
"Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit."
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.
But the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but inside of you, you are full of robbery and wickedness.
"The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self-indulgence.
And He said to them, "O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
Jesus said, "Are you still lacking in understanding also?
And He was saying, "That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man.
And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet see or understand? Do you have a hardened heart?
After that, He appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking along on their way to the country.
And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man was very productive.
"Though he piles up silver like dust And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay,
"The king reflected and said, 'Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?'
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
"But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great."
"Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,
"I have spread out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, Who walk in the way which is not good, following their own thoughts,
'Now hear this, O foolish and senseless people, Who have eyes but do not see; Who have ears but do not hear.
'This wicked people, who refuse to listen to My words, who walk in the stubbornness of their hearts and have gone after other gods to serve them and to bow down to them, let them be just like this waistband which is totally worthless.
"Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
"Therefore, be on the alert--for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning--
"Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps lit.
"But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, 'You good-for-nothing,' shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, 'You fool,' shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.