Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Matthew 16:12 in English Standard Version "Then they understood that he did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees." Mt 5:20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Mt 17:13 Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them of John the Baptist. Mt 23:3 so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice.