Matthew 15:1-9 (Lexham English Bible)

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Human Traditions and God’s Commandments

1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem, saying, 2 "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat {a meal}."a 3 So he answered [and]b said to them, "Why do you also break the commandment of God because of your tradition? 4 For God said, 'Honor yourc father and yourd mother,'e and 'The one who speaks evil of father or mother {must certainly die}f.'g 5 But you say, 'Whoever says to hish father or hisi mother, "Whatever {benefit you would have received}j from me [is] a gift [to God]," 6 need not honor his father,'k and you make void the word of God for the sake of your tradition. 7 Hypocrites! Isaiah correctly prophesied about you saying, 8 'This people honors me with theirl lips, but their heart is far, far away from me, 9 and they worship me in vain, teaching [as] doctrines the commandments of men.'"m
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