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3所以凡他们吩咐你们的,你们都要遵守,但不可效法他们的行为,因为他们只会说而不去作。
3All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
3 Verse 3. All therefore whatsoever] That is, all those things

which they read out of the law and prophets, and all things which

they teach consistently with them. This must be our Lord's

meaning: he could not have desired them to do every thing, without

restriction, which the Jewish doctors taught; because himself

warns his disciples against their false teaching, and testifies

that they had made the word of God of none effect by their

traditions. See Mt 15:6, &c. Besides, as our Lord speaks here

in the past tense-whatsoever they HAVE commanded, οσαειπωσιν, he

may refer to the teaching of a former period, when they taught the

way of God in truth, or were much less corrupted than they were

now.