Matthew 15:1-9 CSB

The Tradition of the Elders

1 Then Pharisees and scribes came from Jerusalem to Jesus and asked,

References for Matthew 15:1

      2 "Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they don't wash their hands when they eat!"a

      References for Matthew 15:2

        • a 15:2 - Lit eat bread eat a meal
          3 He answered them, "And why do you break God's commandment because of your tradition?
          4 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. d

          References for Matthew 15:4

            • b 15:4 - Other mss read commanded, saying
            • c 15:4 - Ex 20:12; Dt 5:16
            • d 15:4 - Ex 21:17; Lv 20:9
              5 But you say, 'Whoever tells his father or mother, "Whatever benefit you might have received from me is a gift [committed to the temple]"-
              6 he does not have to honor his father.' e In this way, you have revoked God's word f because of your tradition.

              References for Matthew 15:6

                • e 15:6 - Other mss read then he does not have to honor his father or mother
                • f 15:6 - Other mss read commandment
                  7 Hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied correctly about you when he said:
                  8 These people g honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.

                  References for Matthew 15:8

                    • g 15:8 - Other mss add draws near to Me with their mouths, and
                      9 They worship Me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commands of men. " h

                      References for Matthew 15:9

                        • h 15:9 - Isaiah 29:13 LXX