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Bible Term: Pharisee

The Pharisees were a prevalent Jewish sect that sought to separate themselves from others.

The Pharisees were frequently criticized by Jesus, who often called them hypocrites (Matthew 23:13).

Compare to Sadducees.

Key verse about Phraise: Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to (Matthew 23:13, NIV).

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