Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin…
Obligation to little duties may be urged, because
(1) they contribute to maintain a tenderness of conscience;
(2) they are sources of re-conversion after great falls;
(3) they make up by their frequency what is wanting to their importance;
(4) they have sometimes characters as certain of real love as the great duties have.
Parallel VersesKJV: Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
WEB: "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cumin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law: justice, mercy, and faith. But you ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone.