Matthew 23:29-30-Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! Because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the
sepulchres of the righteous, And say, If we had been in the days of our
father’s, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the
The word hypocrites in Greek means, "an
actor under an assumed character. The root word means, to speak or act under
a false part, pretend." (Strong’s #5273 & #5271)
Here, the scribes in the verse above are blood related to
the scribes in 1 Chronicles 2:55. By their own admission, they are
the children of them that murdered the prophets.
Matthew 23:31-33-Wherefore ye be witnesses unto
yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of
vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? (Luke 11:47-51)
The word ‘generation,’ in Greek means,
"offspring." (Strong’s #1081)
The word ‘vipers’ in Greek means, "a poisonous
snake." (Strong’s #2191)
Why did Jesus call these particular scribes the offspring
of snakes? He wanted us to know, with absolute certainty, that they are the
children of the serpent. He documented this truth for us by what He called
them. Cain’s seed line goes back to Eden, where the dragon, that old
serpent, the devil, and Satan, sowed this evil
offspring (Revelation 20:1-2 - Revelation 12:9 - 1 John 3:12). For further
documentation read my study, "Satan’s Impregnation Of Eve."
Matthew 23:35-That upon you may come all the righteous
blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the
blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the Temple and the
In this verse, Jesus condemns the children of Cain for
the murders of all the righteous blood that is shed on the earth. He does
this by going all the way back to Eden where Abel became the first victim of
this murdering seed line. So, I ask you this important question, Who
killed Abel? The answer is obvious. Cain was the one who murdered Abel
(Genesis 4:3-10) and his children have inherited the family business
of murdering the innocent. Jesus also singled out Zacharias, the son of
Barachias, in this ‘Woe’ chapter because he was murdered between the altar
of God by this same seed line. The Zacharias that Jesus is referring to here
is the great prophet in the Old Testament and his book carries his name
(Zachariah 1:1 & 1:7). For the historical account of Zachariah’s death
see ‘The Antiquities of the Jews by Flavius Josephus.’ I thank you
for studying with Men As Trees Teaching Ministry and encourage you to view
some of our other Bible studies on this website.
Study References Are Listed Below
1) The Companion Bible: The Authorized Version Of 1611
(KJV). Kregel Publications. Grand Rapids, MI.
2) The Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance Of The Bible: By
James Strong. Hendrickson Publishers. Peabody, MA.
3) The Jewish Encyclopedia. Ktav Publishing House, Inc.
Volume #3, Page-494.
4) The Jewish Encyclopedia. Ktav Publishing House, Inc.
Volume #7, Page-466.
5) The Works Of Josephus: New Updated Version.
Translated By William Whiston, A.M. Hendrickson Publishers. Peabody,
6) The Nelson Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Copyright
1986 By Thomas Nelson Publishers. Nashville . Camden . New York.
Related Studies On This Website Are Listed Below
1) Satan’s Impregnation Of Eve.
2) The Four W’s Of Christ’s Crucifixion.
3) Was Noah’s Father-In-Law A Kenite?