Was Jesus incompetent in criticizing the Pharisees?

Passage: Matthew 23 (ESV Bible Online).

So where is the missing woe?

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you teach that one is justified by performing good deeds. But it is written: “Do not say in your heart, after the Lord your God has thrust them out before you, ‘It is because of my righteousness that the Lord has brought me in to possess this land,’ whereas it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is driving them out before you. Not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart are you going in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations the Lord your God is driving them out from before you, and that he may confirm the word that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.” Therefore, no Israelite is saved by his good works, but rather by God’s grace alone received by faith alone.

We’re supposed to believe that the Pharisees taught salvation by one’s own righteous works and Jesus never mentioned it? Really? Would you have thought that, if the Pharisees taught such a thing, this would not even be worth condemnation when Jesus finally launches his attack on them?

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