I Believe Jesus Said Something about Straining Out a Gnat but Swallowing a Camel

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The reference to gnats and camels comes in the gospel of Matthew, chapter 23, verse 24. The preceding verse gives the context. In the words of the King James Bible,

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.