Our Lord's Devastating Condemnation of Hypocrisy
The most devastating condemnation of hypocrisy is given by the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 23:
Much Talk But Little Action
"Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, saying: 'The scribes and the pharisees sit in Moses' seat. Therefore whatever they tell you to observe that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say and do not do. For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
Pride and Arrogance
"But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders of their garments. They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, greetings in the marketplaces and to be called by men, 'Rabbi, Rabbi.' But you, do not be called 'Rabbi'; for One is your Teacher, the Christ and you are all brethren. Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in Heaven. And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ.