* It is not.
23:24 Lu 6:7-9 Joh 18:28
* to put.
De 23:18 Isa 61:8
The Jews considered it was strictly forbidden by the Divine
law to bring any filthy or iniquitous gain into the temple.
For this reason they now refused to allow this money to be
placed in the chest in the temple, amongst the former
contributions for its repairs. In this, they were right
enough, but by the very act of refusing this money, they
proved themselves to be gross perverters of the spirit of
God's requirements: they saw not that it was much less lawful
for them, who had hired Judas to this sordid action, to be
employed in the service of the temple. Those that "bear the
vessels of the Lord," ought to be holy. Thus our Lord's
words, "Ye blind guides! ye strain at a gnat and swallow a