Then Pharisees and scribes came from Jerusalem to Jesus and asked,
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"Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they don't wash their hands when they eat!"
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He answered them, "And why do you break God's commandment because of your tradition?
For God said: Honor your father and your mother; and, The one who speaks evil of father or mother must be put to death.
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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.' In this way, you have revoked God's word because of your tradition.
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Hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied correctly about you when he said:
These people honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.
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They worship Me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commands of men. "
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