the leaders, etc
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 3:12
Youths oppress My people, and women rule over them. My people, your leaders mislead you; they confuse the direction of your paths.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_40 15:14
Leave them alone! They are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_40 23:16-36
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"Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'Whoever takes an oath by the sanctuary, it means nothing. But whoever takes an oath by the gold of the sanctuary is bound by his oath.'
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Blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the sanctuary that sanctified the gold?
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Also, 'Whoever takes an oath by the altar, it means nothing. But whoever takes an oath by the gift that is on it is bound by his oath.'
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Blind people! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift?
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Therefore the one who takes an oath by the altar takes an oath by it and by everything on it.
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The one who takes an oath by the sanctuary takes an oath by it and by Him who dwells in it.
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And the one who takes an oath by heaven takes an oath by God's throne and by Him who sits on it.
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"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You pay a tenth of mint, dill, and cumin, yet you have neglected the more important matters of the law-- justice, mercy, and faith. These things should have been done without neglecting the others.
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Blind guides! You strain out a gnat, yet gulp down a camel!
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"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence!
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Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup, so the outside of it may also become clean.
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"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men's bones and every impurity.
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In the same way, on the outside you seem righteous to people, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
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"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You build the tombs of the prophets and decorate the monuments of the righteous,
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and you say, 'If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we wouldn't have taken part with them in shedding the prophets' blood.'
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You therefore testify against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.
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Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers' sins!
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"Snakes! Brood of vipers! How can you escape being condemned to hell?
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This is why I am sending you prophets, sages, and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will flog in your synagogues and hound from town to town.
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So all the righteous blood shed on the earth will be charged to you, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar.
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I assure you: All these things will come on this generation!
led of them
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_4 6:23-26
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"Tell Aaron and his sons how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:
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The LORD bless you and protect you;
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the LORD make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you;
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the LORD look with favor on you and give you peace.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_11 8:55
and he stood and blessed the whole congregation of Israel with a loud voice:
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_11 8:56
"May the LORD be praised! He has given rest to His people Israel according to all He has said. Not one of all the good promises He made through His servant Moses has failed.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_14 30:27
Then the priests and the Levites stood to bless the people, and God heard their voice, and their prayer came into His holy dwelling place in heaven.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_58 7:7
Without a doubt, the inferior is blessed by the superior.