Leviticus 6:17; Matthew 16:12; Mark 8:15; Luke 12:1; 1 Corinthians 5:8; Galatians 5:9

17 tIt shall not be baked with leaven. uI have given it as their portion of my food offerings. vIt is a thing most holy, like the sin offering and the guilt offering.


12 vThen they understood that he did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of wthe teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.


15 And he cautioned them, saying, Watch out; abeware of bthe leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of cHerod.1


Beware of the Leaven of the Pharisees

12 In the meantime, twhen so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, uBeware of vthe leaven of the Pharisees, wwhich is hypocrisy.


Let us therefore celebrate the festival, hnot with the old leaven, ithe leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.


jA little leaven leavens the whole lump.