|Book||Gospel of Matthew|
|Bible part||New Testament|
|Order in the Bible part||1|
Matthew 23 is the twenty-third chapter in the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament section of the Christian Bible and consists almost entirely of the accusations of Jesus against the Pharisees. The chapter is also known as the "Seven Woes" or Woes of the Pharisees. In this chapter, Jesus accuses the Pharisees of hypocrisy and perjury.
- The original text is written in Koine Greek.
- Some most ancient manuscripts containing this chapter are:
- Papyrus 77 (~AD 200; extant: verses 30-39)
- Codex Vaticanus (325-350)
- Codex Sinaiticus (330-360)
- Codex Bezae (c. 400)
- Codex Washingtonianus (c. 400)
- Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (c. 450)
- Codex Purpureus Rossanensis (6th century)
- Codex Sinopensis (6th century; extant: verses 1-35)
- Papyrus 83 (6th century; extant: verses 39)
- This chapter is divided into 39 verses.
Luke 11:37-54 parallels Matthew 23, but Luke's version has six, not seven, accusations, and is thus known as the "Six Woes". Luke's version is also shorter than Matthew's. Luke 13:34-35 parallels Jesus' lament over Jerusalem in verses 37-39.
- Related Bible parts: Exodus 13, Numbers 15, Deuteronomy 6, Deuteronomy 11, Deuteronomy 22, Mark 12, Luke 13, Luke 20.
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- "Anise", Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed., Vol. II, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1878, pp. 57–58.
| Chapters of the New Testament
Gospel of Matthew