2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!”
References for Matthew 15:2
3 Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?
4 For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’aand ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’b
References for Matthew 15:4
    • • 15:4 - Exodus 20:12; Deut. 5:16
    • – 15:4 - Exodus 21:17; Lev. 20:9
      5 But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is ‘devoted to God,’
      6 they are not to ‘honor their father or mother’ with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.
      7 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:
      8 “ ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
      9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’c
      References for Matthew 15:9