11The Pharisees and some of the scribesgatheredaround Him when they had come2from Jerusalem,
and had seen that some of His disciples were eating their bread with 3impurehands, that is, unwashed.
(For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eatunless they acarefullywash their hands, thus observing the 4traditions of the elders ;
and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eatunless they bcleanse themselves; and there are manyotherthingswhich they have received in order to observe, such as the cwashing of 5cups and pitchers and copperpots.)
The Pharisees and the scribesasked Him, "Why do Your disciples not walkaccording to the 6tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with 7impurehands ?"
And He said to them, "Rightly did Isaiahprophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written :'8THISPEOPLEHONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS,BUT THEIR HEART IS FARAWAY FROM ME.7'9BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME,TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'8"Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the 10tradition of men."9
He was alsosaying to them, "You are experts at settingaside the commandment of God in order to keep your 11tradition.10"For Mosessaid, '12HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER '; and, '13HE WHO SPEAKSEVIL OF FATHERORMOTHER, IS TO dBE PUT TO DEATH ';11but you say, 'If a mansays to his fatheror his mother, whatever I have that would help you is 14Corban (that is to say, egiven to God),'
12you nolongerpermit him to doanything for his fatheror his mother ;13thus invalidating the word of God by your 15traditionwhich you have handeddown ; and you domanythingssuch as that."