Woes to Scribes and Pharisees (Luke 11:37-54)1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, 2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: 3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. They did not receive Jesus as the Messiah and eventually had Him crucified. â¦ Hypocrisy of the Pharisees, Matt 23:1-12 Jesus, at this time, was thronged with pilgrims from all over Israel who had come to celebrate the Passover feast. We see more members of the Israelite power elite in the elders, chief priests, and scribes. Under the reign and leadership of the scribes, it became the ambition of every Israelite to know more or less of the Law. Pharisees, who had come from Jerusalem, see His dis- Mark vii. The Kingdom of â¦ 1-20. The incredible influence of the Pharisees among the masses cannot be mistaken. Woe to the Scribes and Pharisees (). Scribes and Pharisees were the religious leaders of the nation. They were sometimes called "lawyers." Xv. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Though they differed with the Pharisees over belief in resurrection, like the Pharisees they vied for influence with the royal court and the Roman rulers and opposed this person Jesus, who challenged just about every religious authority he encountered. Having their roots in the scribes and sages who studied the oral tradition, the Pharisees were seen as authorities on the Law, whereas the Sadducees derived their authority from their status as priests and their control over the temple, which was the social, economic, and religious center of Judaism. Summer, 782. Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute â¦ Mark 12:38-40; Lk 20:45-47). For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead menâs bones and all uncleanness. This leads to a discussion of Pharisaic traditions, and sharp reproofs of their hypocrisy. for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. So you, too, outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! A. D. 29. 3 Therefore whatever they tell you  to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do. âWoe to you, scribes and Phariseesâ¦ 4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous â¦ Addressing Himself to them and to His own disciples, Jesus solemnly warned them concerning the scribes and Pharisees (cf. Indeed, various passages of the New Testament which speak of the "scribes of the Pharisees" (Mark 2:16; Luke 5:30; Acts 23:9) indicate that there were also "scribes of the Sadducees." Whilst still at Capernaum, some of the scribes and Matt. Jesus taught. 4 For they bind heavy â¦ 1-23. ciples eating with unwashed hands, and find fault. Scribes were copyists of the Scriptures and because of their minute acquaintance with the Law they became recognized authorities. 23 Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, 2 saying: () âThe scribes and the Pharisees sit in Mosesâ seat. âWoe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! The Scribes and Pharisees, the religious leaders of Jesusâs day consistently opposed the message that Jesus brought, the message of the Kingdom of God. In this Friday Night Sermon, Pastor Lonnie of The Way Ministries, brings fresh perspective and truth about Jesus and the Kingdom of God. The scribes and Pharisees were His religious enemies because He was a threat to their standards and status.