3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for his baptism, {or, immersion} he said to them, “You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

12:34 You offspring of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.

23:25 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and unrighteousness. {TR reads “self-indulgence” instead of “unrighteousness”}

23:26 You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the platter, that its outside may become clean also.

23:27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitened tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but inwardly are full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

23:28 Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

23:29 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets, and decorate the tombs of the righteous,

23:30 and say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we wouldn’t have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.’

23:31 Therefore you testify to yourselves that you are children of those who killed the prophets.

23:32 Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers.

23:33 You serpents, you offspring of vipers, how will you escape the judgment of Gehenna {or, Hell}?

23:34 Therefore behold, I send to you prophets, wise men, and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify; and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city;

23:35 that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zachariah son of Barachiah, whom you killed between the sanctuary and the altar.

23:36 Most certainly I tell you, all these things will come upon this generation.

23:37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to her! How often I would have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you would not!

23:38 Behold, your house is left to you desolate.

23:39 For I tell you, you will not see me from now on, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!'” {Psalm 118:26}