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Seeks to please God, not men
But we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so as we speak; not as pleasing men, but God which trieth our hearts. For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness; nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.
But all their works they do to be seen of men;... and love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets, and to be called Rabbi, Rabbi,...
Woe unto you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and yet have omitted the weighter matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith. These ye ought to have done, and not leave the other undone. Ye blind guides, which strain at the gnat and swallow the camel....Wherefore I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes; and some of them shall ye kill and crucify...