Matthew 15:1-9 LEB

Human Traditions and God’s Commandments

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

References for Matthew 15:1

      2 "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat {a meal}."a

      References for Matthew 15:2

        • Ʃ 15:2 - Literally "bread"
          3 So he answered [and]b said to them, "Why do you also break the commandment of God because of your tradition?

          References for Matthew 15:3

            • ƪ 15:3 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("answered") has been translated as a finite verb
              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

              References for Matthew 15:4

                • ƫ 15:4 - *Literally "the"; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun
                • Ƭ 15:4 - *Literally "the"; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun
                • ƭ 15:4 - A quotation from Exod 20:12; Deut 5:16
                • Ʈ 15:4 - Literally "let him die the death"
                • Ư 15:4 - A quotation from Exod 21:17; Lev 20:9
                  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],"

                  References for Matthew 15:5

                    • ư 15:5 - *Literally "the"; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun
                    • Ʊ 15:5 - *Literally "the"; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun
                    • Ʋ 15:5 - Literally "you would have been benefited"
                      6 need not honor his father,'k and you make void the word of God for the sake of your tradition.

                      References for Matthew 15:6

                        • Ƴ 15:6 - Most later manuscripts add "or his mother"
                          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,

                          References for Matthew 15:8

                            • ƴ 15:8 - *Literally "the"; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun
                              9 and they worship me in vain, teaching [as] doctrines the commandments of men.'"m

                              References for Matthew 15:9

                                • Ƶ 15:9 - A quotation from Isa 29:13