"Behold, your House is being abandoned to you — desolate! For I say to you, that you shall not see Me from now on — until you shall say: 'Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!'"3039
As the last week of Jesus' earthly life further unfolded, He denounced the Scribes and the Pharisees most severely. He did so precisely because He loved His Own Covenant People and the inhabitants of Jerusalem — whom the Scribes and the Pharisees had misled.
Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, saying: "The Scribes and the Pharisees do sit in the seat of Moses. Therefore, observe whatever they command you! Observe, and do it! "But, you must not do — according to their works!"3040 Don't you go and do, what they do!"