Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin…
Define these weightier matters of the law.
1. One virtue originating immediately in primitive law is more important than another, an obligation to perform which is founded only on some particular circumstances.
2. Virtues anterior to particulars subsist after those circumstances.
3. A virtue that hath a great object is more than those which have small objects.
4. Every virtue connected with other virtues, and drawing after it many more, is greater than any single or detached virtue.
5. A virtue that constitutes the end, to which all religion conducts us, is more important than other virtues, which at most are only means to lead to the end.
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.