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Matthew 16:12

    Matthew 16:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then understood they that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then they saw that it was not the leaven of bread which he had in mind, but the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

    Webster's Revision

    Then understood they that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

    World English Bible

    Then they understood that he didn't tell them to beware of the yeast of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

    Definitions for Matthew 16:12

    Doctrine - The act or result of teaching.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 16:12

    Then understood they ... - After this explanation they immediately saw that he referred to the doctrines of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

    Erroneous doctrines are like leaven in the following respects:

    1. They are at first slight and unimportant in appearance, just as leaven is small in quantity as compared with the mass that is to be leavened.

    2. They are insinuated into the soul unawares and silently, and are difficult of detection.

    3. They act gradually.

    4. They act most certainly.

    5. They will pervade all the soul, and bring all the faculties under their control.