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Matthew 23:19

    Matthew 23:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Ye blind: for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You blind ones: which is greater, the offering, or the altar which makes the offering holy?

    Webster's Revision

    Ye blind: for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

    World English Bible

    You blind fools! For which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Ye blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 23:19

    The altar that sanctifieth the gift - The altar, dedicated to God, gave all the value or holiness to the offering, and must therefore be the greatest or of the most importance. If, therefore, either bound to the fulfillment of an oath, it must be the altar.