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Matthew 15:2-9 (New International Version)

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2 "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don't wash their hands before they eat!"1 3 Jesus replied, "And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? 4 For God said, 'Honor your father and mother'a2 and 'Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.'b3 5 But you say that if a man says to his father or mother, 'Whatever help you might otherwise have received from me is a gift devoted to God,' 6 he is not to 'honor his fatherc ' with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition. 7 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you: 8 " 'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. 9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.4'd5"
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