A term generally denoting a pretense that, in the NT, is also associated with self-righteousness, breach of “contract,” or wickedness in general. The best-known passage in the NT describing hypocrisy is (Matt 23), where self-righteousness and pretense are both in evidence (Matt 6:2; Matt 6:5; Matt 6:16; Matt 7:5; Matt 15:7; Matt 22:18; Matt 24:51; Mark 7:6; Luke 6:42; Luke 12:56; Luke 13:15). In (Gal 2:13), Paul accuses Peter, Barnabas, and other Jewish Christians of hypocrisy.

Matt 23

Jesus Denounces Scribes and Pharisees
1Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples,2“The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat;3therefore, do what ... View more

Matt 6:2

2“So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others ... View more

Matt 6:5

Concerning Prayer
5“And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that t ... View more

Matt 6:16

Concerning Fasting
16“And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. ... View more

Matt 7:5

5You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor's eye.

Matt 15:7

7You hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied rightly about you when he said:

Matt 22:18

18But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites?

Matt 24:51

51He will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Mark 7:6

6He said to them, “Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written,
‘This people honors me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me;

Luke 6:42

42Or how can you say to your neighbor, ‘Friend, let me take out the speck in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, fir ... View more

Luke 12:56

56You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

Luke 13:15

15But the Lord answered him and said, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give ... View more

Gal 2:13

13And the other Jews joined him in this hypocrisy, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy.

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