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(1) Mark 12:40 = Matt 23:14 = Luke 20:47
(1) Mark 12:40
/12:40/ They devour widows' houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation."
= Matt 23:14
/23:14/ Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext, recite lengthy prayers. Because of this, you will receive a very severe condemnation.
= Luke 20:47
/20:47/ They devour widows' houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation."
John Dominic Crossan
Stratum: II (60-80 CE)
Common Sayings Tradition: No
This poem originated as a contribution to the HODOS online community by Gene Stecher. It is published with Gene's consent but he explicitly retains full rights as the creative author. You welcome to use it for personal study and worship, but it should not be published in any other form without the author's prior consent. Index to Gene Stecher's poems
Woe to those entrenched authorities
who enjoy public importance but
Behind the scenes deplete the pockets
of the helpless and isolated.
They will get what's coming to them.