The Lord said: â€œwoe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and herbs of all kinds, and neglect justice and the love of God; it is these you ought to have practiced, without neglecting the others. Woe to you Pharisees! For you love to have the seat of honor in the synagogues and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces. Woe to you! For you are like unmarked graves, and people walk over them without realizing it.â€
Â One of the lawyers answered him, â€œTeacher, when you say these things, you insult us too.â€ And he said, â€œWoe also to you lawyers! For you load people with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not lift a finger to ease them.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.