GOATS don’t hide their identity.
WOLVES IN SHEEP’S CLOTHINGS hide theirs (green snakes under the green grass).
E.g ~ One can term an atheist a “goat” and a Bro Wizard (an usher in church) and Sis Witch (the pastor’s wife), “wolves” in sheep’s clothings.
The “Scribes” and “Pharisees” are wolves…. because they potray themselves as a look alike of GOD but their behavior is a total direct opposite of GOD’s (and the “unlearned” people are learning from “not their words” but their “behavior” and “actions”)
The Scribes and Pharisees were too money, position, respect, and fame concious (please check out Christ’s life and you would find out that all these “conciousness” were not in Him at all).
Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”
Matthew 10:16 “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”
Acts 20:29 “For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.”