Matthew 15:1-9

Traditions and Commandments

1 aThen Pharisees and bscribes came to Jesus cfrom Jerusalem and said, 2 dWhy do your disciples break ethe tradition of the elders? fFor they do not wash their hands when they eat.” 3He answered them, And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? 4For God commanded, gHonor your father and your mother,’ and, h‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ 5But you say, ‘If anyone tells his father or his mother, “What you would have gained from me is given to God,”
Or  is an offering
6he need not honor his father.’ So for the sake of your tradition you have jmade void the word
Some manuscripts law
of God.
7 lYou hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said:

8 m“‘This people honors me with their lips,
but their heart is far from me;
9in vain do they worship me,
teaching as ndoctrines the commandments of men.’”
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