Places of honor (Mt 23:6-23:6)

“These Pharisees

And Scribes

Love to have

The place of honor

At banquet feasts.

They love to have

The best seats

In the synagogues.”


φιλοῦσιν δὲ τὴν πρωτοκλισίαν ἐν τοῖς δείπνοις καὶ τὰς πρωτοκαθεδρίας ἐν ταῖς συναγωγαῖς


There is something similar in Mark, chapter 12:39, and in Luke, chapter 20:46, almost word for word.  Jesus said that these Pharisees and Scribes loved to have the chief places of honor at banquet feasts (φιλοῦσιν δὲ τὴν πρωτοκλισίαν ἐν τοῖς δείπνοις) and the best or front seats in the assembly synagogues (καὶ τὰς πρωτοκαθεδρίας ἐν ταῖς συναγωγαῖς).  They were the elite social butterflies.