When Jesus identified the Scribes and Pharisees as hypocrites he referred to Isaiah. The same Spirit of Christ message is in Ezekiel 33 where He identified performance speakers, singers and instrument players.
By absolute definition a HYPOCRITE is FIRST a rhetorician as well as a MUSICIAN both called sorcerers because they intend to deceive the SIMPLE MINDED.
Hupokritikos 2.suited for speaking or delivery, actor's art, acting a part, pretending to. Hupokrites 2. of an orator, poikilos rhapsodist, pretender, dissembler, hypocrite , interpreter, expounder l Epos
A hypocrite is: A. Poikilos 2. of Art, p. humnos a song of changeful strain or full of diverse art, Pi.O.6.87; poikilon kitharizn Id.N.4.14; dedaidalmenoi pseudesi poikilois muthoi Id.O.1.29; of style, lexis poitiktera kai p. Isoc.15.47 (Comp.); skhmatismoi D.H.Is.3.
A hypocrite is: B. Epos A. vácas 'word', 'hymn', cf. eipon):
1. song or lay accompanied by music, 8.91,17.519.
IV. in pl., epic poetry, opp. mel (lyric poetry), iambeia, dithuramboi, etc., rhaptn epen aoidoi Pi.N.2.2 ; ta Kupria epea Hdt.2.117, cf. Th.1.3, X.Mem.1.4.3, Pl.R.379a, etc. ; epea te poiein pros luran t' aeidein (HARP SINGER) ; niksas epos IG3.1020 ; pots epn
The Nicolaitans were always the pagan musical clergy who TRIUMPHED over the Laity.
Matthew 23: "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows' houses, and as a pretense you make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation.
 "But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you shut up the Kingdom of Heaven against men; for you don't enter in yourselves, neither do you allow those who are entering in to enter
Job 34.30 That the godless man may not reign, That there be no one to ensnare the people.
Job 34:29 When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face,
who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:
Job 34:30 That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.
Job 34:31 Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:
Job 34:32 That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.
Job 36:11 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity,
and their years in pleasures.
Job 36:12 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword,
and they shall die without knowledge.
Job 36:13 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he bindeth them.
Job 36:14 They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.
The MARK of the Praise Singers pretending to be the Mediator is ABSOLUTE: there is no recorded exception to the religious singers and players:
H6945 qâdêsh kaw-dashe' From H6942 ; a (quasi) sacred person, that is, (technically) a (male) devotee (by prostitution) to licentious idolatry:sodomite, unclean
Latin: Effemino Trop., to make womanish, effeminate, to enervate, that submits to unnatural lust: pathicus,
A voice for religion: belonging to the clergy, to serve at the altar
1 Kings 14 23] For they also built them high places, and pillars, and Asherim, on every high hill, and under every green tree;
 and there were also sodomites in the land: they did according to all the abominations of the nations which Yahweh drove out before the children of Israel..
Cic. Planc. 35.86 When no one knew what were the feelings of those men who by means of their armies, and their arms, and their riches, were the most powerful men in the state, then that voice,
````rendered insane by its infamous debaucheries,
````made effeminate by its attendance on holy altars,
````kept crying out in a most ferocious manner that both these men and the consuls were acting in concert with him.
Needy men were armed against the rich, abandoned men against the good, slaves against their masters.
They were common in ALL pagan religious institutions. That absolute PERSONA is what makes up ot half of the people flee for their lives even when they don't know what has landed on them. That same persona makes half of the half who refuse to be run off cringe and suffer the actors and their band or claque of reactors.
Talk about the weather, or at least something you are knowledgeable about!