Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Mark 12:40 in English Standard Version "who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”" Mt 6:5 “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. Mt 6:7 “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Lu 11:39 And the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. Lu 16:14 The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him.