Then Pharisees and scribes came from Jerusalem to Jesus and asked,
"Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they don't wash their hands when they eat!"a3
He answered them, "And why do you break God's commandment because of your tradition?
For God said: b Honor your father and your mother; c and, The one who speaks evil of father or mother must be put to death. d5
But you say, 'Whoever tells his father or mother, "Whatever benefit you might have received from me is a gift [committed to the temple]"-
he does not have to honor his father.' e In this way, you have revoked God's word f because of your tradition.
Hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied correctly about you when he said:
These people g honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.
They worship Me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commands of men. " h