The Bible in Its Traditions

Mark 12:38–40

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38  Then He said to them in His teaching, "Take heed of the scribes, who like to walk about in long robes, and [like] greetings in the marketplaces,

38  And in his teaching he said, Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, and [to have] salutations in the marketplaces,

38  And he said to them in his doctrine: “Beware of the scribes, who prefer to walk in long robes and to be greeted in the marketplace,

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39  and the first seats in the synagogues, and the first couches at the suppers;

39  and chief seats in the synagogues, and chief places at feasts

39  and to sit in the first chairs in the synagogues, and to have the first seats at feasts,

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40  who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense pray at length. These will receive more abundant judgment."

40  they that devour widows` houses, and for a pretence make long prayers; these shall receive greater condemnation.

40  Those who embezzle the property of widows, with the pretense of making long prayers. They shall receive greater judgment.