Jesus, the Pharisees, and Quoting Scripture

Below is what I believe to be an exhaustive listing, by conversation, of all New Testament passages in which a Pharisee (besides the Apostle Paul) or "the Pharisees" spoke.  In each conversation, I've identified the speakers, their words, and any Scriptures quoted.  I've also added hopefully-helpful notes where Scriptures were referenced but not quoted.  The method used to guarantee completeness was as follows:
  1. Do a search for all instances of the word "Pharisee" (which also turned up hits for "Pharisees") in the Bible.
  2. For each hit, view the verse in its larger context to find the beginning and end of the conversation (if there is a conversation).
  3. For each conversation, identify all words spoken by each party.
  4. For each unit of speech containing quoted text, search Google for the quoted text to identify its Old Testament source.
  5. For units of speech not containing quoted text but clearly making reference to the Old Testament, find related passages via a topical search.
Passage Speaker Words Scriptures Quoted Notes
Matthew 9:10-13 Pharisees 11 And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

Jesus 12 But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13 Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” “For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.”
(Hosea 6:6 ESV)

Matthew 9:32-34 Pharisees 34 But the Pharisees said, “He casts out demons by the prince of demons.”

Matthew 12:1-14

Pharisees 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.”
The Pharisees refer to the OT laws about the Sabbath, which appears first in Exodus 16:23 and is explicitly commanded in Exodus 20:8-11, which says "On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates."  In the Old Testament, there is no specific prohibition of picking grain to eat, but the Jewish oral tradition listed 39 categories of activity that were forbidden on the Sabbath, among which was "reaping."
Jesus 3 He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him: 4 how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? 5 Or have you not read in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless? 6 I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. 7 And if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.” “For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.”
(Hosea 6:6 ESV)
In addition to explicitly quoting Hosea 6:6, Jesus refers to 1 Samuel 21:1-6, where David and his men eat the bread of the Presence.
Pharisees
And they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—so that they might accuse him.
See above notes on the Sabbath.
Jesus
11 He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out? 12 Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”


Matthew 12:22-32

Pharisees
24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this man casts out demons.”


Jesus
25 Knowing their thoughts, he said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand. 26 And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? 27 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. 28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. 29 Or how can someone enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? Then indeed he may plunder his house. 30 Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. 31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.


Matthew 12:38-42

Pharisees
38   Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.”


Jesus
39 But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. 42 The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.

Here Jesus refers to Jonah 1:17 and 1 Kings 10:1-10.
Matthew 15:1-9
Pharisees
1   Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat.”


Jesus
3 He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? 4 For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ 5 But you say, ‘If anyone tells his father or his mother, “What you would have gained from me is given to God,” 6 he need not honor his father.’ So for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word of God. 7 You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said:
8     “‘This people honors me with their lips,
        but their heart is far from me;
9      in vain do they worship me,
        teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”
““Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.”
(Exodus 20:12 ESV)

““Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death.”
(Exodus 21:17 ESV)

“And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men”
(Isaiah 29:13 ESV)

Matthew 16:1-4

Pharisees
1   And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test him they asked him to show them a sign from heaven.


Jesus
2 He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ 3 And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. 4 An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.”

Here Jesus again mentions the "sign of Jonah": that He will be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.
Matthew 19:3-9

Pharisees
3   And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?”


Jesus
4 He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”
(Genesis 1:27 ESV)

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
(Genesis 2:24 ESV)
Genesis 1:27 may not be quoted per se but just referenced.  In the ESV, Mark 10:6 has quotes around ‘God made them male and female,’ but Matthew has no quotes.
Matthew 22:15-22




Pharisees
16 And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone’s opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances. 17 Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”


Jesus
18 But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why put me to the test, you hypocrites? 19 Show me the coin for the tax.”


Jesus
20 And Jesus said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?”


Pharisees
21 They said, “Caesar’s.”


Jesus
Then he said to them, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”


Matthew 22:34-40

Pharisee Lawyer
36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”


Jesus
37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”
(Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV)

“You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.”
(Leviticus 19:18 ESV)

Matthew22:41-45


Jesus
42 saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?”


Pharisees
They said to him, “The son of David.”


Jesus
43 He said to them, “How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying,
44     “‘The Lord said to my Lord,
     “Sit at my right hand,
        until I put your enemies under your feet”’?

Matt. 22:45   If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?”
“The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.””
(Psalms 110:1 ESV)

Mark 2:15-17

Pharisees
16 And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”


Jesus
17 And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”


Mark 2:23-28

Pharisees
24 And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?”

See notes on Matthew 12:1-14.
Jesus
25 And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him: 26 how he entered the house of God, in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?” 27 And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”

See notes on Matthew 12:1-14.
Mark 3:1-6
Jesus
3 And he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come here.” 4 And he said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. 5 And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.”


Mark 7:1-15


Pharisees
5 And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?”

Jesus
6 And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written,
     “‘This people honors me with their lips,
        but their heart is far from me;
7      in vain do they worship me,
        teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’

Mark 7:8   You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.”
“And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men”
(Isaiah 29:13 ESV)

Jesus
9   And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! 10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ 11 But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or his mother, “Whatever you would have gained from me is Corban”’ (that is, given to God)— 12 then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother, 13 thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do.”
““Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.”
(Exodus 20:12 ESV)

““Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death.”
(Exodus 21:17 ESV)

Mark 8:11-13
Jesus
11   The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. 12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.”


Mark 10:2-9



Pharisees
2   And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”


Jesus
 He answered them, “What did Moses command you?”


Pharisees
4 They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.”

Here the Pharisees are referring to Deuteronomy 24:1.
Jesus
5 And Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. 6 But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ 7 ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, 8 and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. 9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”
(Genesis 1:27 ESV)

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
(Genesis 2:24 ESV)

Mark 12:13-17



Pharisees and Herodians
14 And they came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are true and do not care about anyone’s opinion. For you are not swayed by appearances, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?”


Jesus
15 But, knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them, “Why put me to the test? Bring me a denarius and let me look at it.” 16 And they brought one. And he said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?”


Pharisees and Herodians
They said to him, “Caesar’s.”


Jesus
17 Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”


Luke 5:17-26


Pharisees
21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, saying, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”


Jesus
22 When Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answered them, “Why do you question in your hearts? 23 Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? 24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the man who was paralyzed—“I say to you, rise, pick up your bed and go home.”


All
26 And amazement seized them all, and they glorified God and were filled with awe, saying, “We have seen extraordinary things today.”


Luke 5:29-32

Pharisees and their scribes
30 And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”


Jesus
31 And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”


Luke 5:33-39

"Them"
(Pharisees and their scribes?)
3   And they said to him, “The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink.”


Jesus
34 And Jesus said to them, “Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? 35 The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days.” 36 He also told them a parable: “No one tears a piece from a new garment and puts it on an old garment. If he does, he will tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old. 37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed. 38 But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. 39 And no one after drinking old wine desires new, for he says, ‘The old is good.’”


Luke 6:1-5

Pharisees
2 But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?”

See notes on Matthew 12:1-14.
Jesus
3 And Jesus answered them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: 4 how he entered the house of God and took and ate the bread of the Presence, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those with him?” 5 And he said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”

Here Jesus refers to Samuel 21:1–6.
Luke 7:36-50





Simon the Pharisee
39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.”


Jesus
40 And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.”


Simon the Pharisee
And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.”


Jesus
41   “A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?”


Simon the Pharisee
43 Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.”


Jesus
And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.” 44 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.”


Luke 13:31-35

Pharisees
31   At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.”


Jesus
32 And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course. 33 Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.’


Luke 15:1-7

Pharisees and scribes
2 And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”


Jesus
3   So he told them this parable: 4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? 5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.


Luke 16:14-15
Jesus
14   The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him. 15 And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.


Luke 17:20-21
Jesus
20   Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming in ways that can be observed, 21 nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”


Luke 19:28-40

Pharisees
39 And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.”


Jesus
40 He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”


John 3:1-21





Nicodemus the Pharisee
2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.”


Jesus
3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”


Nicodemus the Pharisee Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”


Jesus
 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”


Nicodemus the Pharisee 9   Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?”


Jesus
10 Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? 11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

John 3:16   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”


John 7:45-52




chief priests and Pharisees
45   The officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why did you not bring him?”


officers
46 The officers answered, “No one ever spoke like this man!”


chief priests and Pharisees
47 The Pharisees answered them, “Have you also been deceived? 48 Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him? 49 But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.”


Nicodemus the Pharisee
50 Nicodemus, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them, 51 “Does our law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?”


chief priests and Pharisees
52 They replied, “Are you from Galilee too? Search and see that no prophet arises from Galilee.”

Here the Pharisees recommend searching the Scriptures, though they do not quote them.
John 8:1-11

scribes and Pharisees
4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5 Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?”

Here the Pharisees are probably referring to Leviticus 20:10, Deuteronomy 22:23-14, or some combination thereof.
Jesus
7 And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.”


John 8:12-20




Jesus
12   Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”


Pharisees
13 So the Pharisees said to him, “You are bearing witness about yourself; your testimony is not true.”

Here the Pharisees may be referring to Deuteronomy 17:6 or 19:5, which require two or more witnesses to establish a fact in court.
Jesus
14 Jesus answered, “Even if I do bear witness about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am going. 15 You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one. 16 Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me. 17 In your Law it is written that the testimony of two people is true. 18 I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me.”


Pharisees
19 They said to him therefore, “Where is your Father?”


Jesus
Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.”


John 8:21-30





Jesus
21   So he said to them again, “I am going away, and you will seek me, and you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come.”


"Them" (possibly including Pharisees) 22 So the Jews said, “Will he kill himself, since he says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come’?”


Jesus
23 He said to them, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”


"Them" (possibly including Pharisees) 25 So they said to him, “Who are you?”


Jesus
Jesus said to them, “Just what I have been telling you from the beginning. 26 I have much to say about you and much to judge, but he who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him.”


Jesus
28 So Jesus said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me. 29 And he who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him.”


John 9:1-41




















formerly blind man
15 So the Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he said to them, “He put mud on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.”


some Pharisees
16 Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.”

See notes on Matthew 12:1-14.
other Pharisees
But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?”


Pharisees
17 So they said again to the blind man, “What do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?”


formerly blind man
He said, “He is a prophet.”


Pharisees
“Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?”


formerly blind man's parents
20 His parents answered, “We know that this is our son and that he was born blind. 21 But how he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age. He will speak for himself.”


Pharisees
24   So for the second time they called the man who had been blind and said to him, “Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner.”


formerly blind man
25 He answered, “Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.”


Pharisees
26 They said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?”


formerly blind man
27 He answered them, “I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?”


Pharisees
28 And they reviled him, saying, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. 29 We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from.”


formerly blind man
30 The man answered, “Why, this is an amazing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. 31 We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him. 32 Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a man born blind. 33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.”


Pharisees
34 They answered him, “You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?”


Jesus
35   Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”


formerly blind man
36 He answered, “And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?”


Jesus
37 Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.”


formerly blind man
38 He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.


Jesus
39 Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.”


Pharisees
40 Some of the Pharisees near him heard these things, and said to him, “Are we also blind?”


Jesus
41 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, ‘We see,’ your guilt remains.


John 11:45-53

chief priests and Pharisees
47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered the council and said, “What are we to do? For this man performs many signs. 48 If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.”


Caiaphas
49 But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all. 50 Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.”


John 12:16-19
Pharisees
19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.”


Acts 5:33-42
Gamaliel the Pharisee
34 But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in honor by all the people, stood up and gave orders to put the men outside for a little while. 35 And he said to them, “Men of Israel, take care what you are about to do with these men. 36 For before these days Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a number of men, about four hundred, joined him. He was killed, and all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing. 37 After him Judas the Galilean rose up in the days of the census and drew away some of the people after him. He too perished, and all who followed him were scattered. 38 So in the present case I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or this undertaking is of man, it will fail; 39 but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You might even be found opposing God!”


Acts 15:1-35
"some believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees"
5 But some believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees rose up and said, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to order them to keep the law of Moses.”


Acts 23:6-10

Paul
6   Now when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. It is with respect to the hope and the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial.”


"some of the scribes of the Pharisees’ party"
9 Then a great clamor arose, and some of the scribes of the Pharisees’ party stood up and contended sharply, “We find nothing wrong in this man. What if a spirit or an angel spoke to him?”