Matthew 15:1-9 GNT

1 Then some Pharisees and teachers of the Law came from Jerusalem to Jesus and asked him,
2 "Why is it that your disciples disobey the teaching handed down by our ancestors? They don't wash their hands in the proper way before they eat!"
3 Jesus answered, "And why do you disobey God's command and follow your own teaching?
4 For God said, "Respect your father and your mother,' and "If you curse your father or your mother, you are to be put to death.' 1

References for Matthew 15:4

    • 134 15:4 - 15.4 a Ex 20.12; Dt 5.16; b Ex 21.17; Lv 20.9.
      5 But you teach that if people have something they could use to help their father or mother, but say, "This belongs to God,'
      6 they do not need to honor their father. a In this way you disregard God's command, in order to follow your own teaching.

      References for Matthew 15:6

        • m 15:6 - their father; [some manuscripts have] their father or mother.
          7 You hypocrites! How right Isaiah was when he prophesied about you!
          8 "These people, says God, honor me with their words, 2 but their heart is really far away from me.

          References for Matthew 15:8

            • 135 15:8 - 15.8, 9 Is 29.13 (LXX).
              9 It is no use for them to worship me, because they teach human rules as though they were my laws!' "