Its always imperative that you check the meanings of words in the scripture as they often do not mean what you think they mean and it’s throws you off or stops you from piecing important information together. Christ said thay even the Elect might be deceived. Pay attention .
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites (ACTORS/FAKE PEOPLE)! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.
28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,
30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
33 Ye serpents, ye generation (OFFSPRING) of vipers (REPTILES), how can ye escape the damnation of hell?