The Pharisees had need to keep alliance with the temporal powers.
Look at our charities—are we Pharisees or are we hypocrites?
When the sceptical Sadducees and the Pharisees, sought a sign it was to try him, can he do it?
But were not the Scribes and Pharisees in many things ignorant and unsound?
The Pharisees join with the Saducees in opposition to the Church.
The Pharisees asked: "Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days?"
The question of the scribes and Pharisees, "But what sayest thou?"
To these scribes and Pharisees Jesus at first gave little heed.
Some of the Pharisees caught the remark, and asked in pride: "Are we blind also?"
It was not addressed to the Pharisees nor to the publicans specifically.