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Re: Matthew 23:24

by Anonymous Monk
on Feb 07, 2010 at 04:57 UTC ( #821808=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Matthew 23:24

I believe the verse is stating that the Pharisees are swallowing a camel (taking in large amounts of money) and straining a gnat (giving back very small amounts of money to the hungry and poor) The straining part means they are forcing themselves to give a very tiny bit of money out. The Pharisees are constipated and very stingy with their money. A full explanation is at

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Re^2: Matthew 23:24
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 16, 2015 at 13:30 UTC
    “Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.” I thank the Lord God for giving me understanding on this matter. The phrase “strain at a gnat” simply means to “choke” at something as small as a gnat. The verse would simply mean that the Pharisees are on the height of their hypocrisy since they easily choke at a gnat but they can readily swallow a camel.

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