Followers of Tradition

1 1The Pharisees and some of the scribes gathered around Him when they had come 2from Jerusalem,

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2 and had seen that some of His disciples were eating their bread with 3impure hands, that is, unwashed.
3 (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless * they carefully wash their hands, thus observing the 4traditions of the elders;

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4 and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless * they cleanse themselves; and there are many other things which they have received in order to observe, such as the washing of 5cups and pitchers and copper pots.)

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    • b 7:4 - Or "sprinkle"
    • c 7:4 - Lit "baptizing"
      5 The Pharisees and the scribes asked Him, "Why * do Your disciples not walk according to the 6tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with 7impure hands?"

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      6 And He said to them, "Rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: '8THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY * FROM ME.

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      7 '9BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'

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      8 "Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the 10tradition of men."

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      9 He was also saying to them, "You are experts at setting aside the commandment of God in order to keep your 11tradition.

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      10 "For Moses said, '12HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER '; and, '13HE WHO SPEAKS EVIL OF FATHER OR MOTHER, IS TO BE PUT TO DEATH ';

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      11 but you say, 'If a man says to his father or his mother, whatever * I have that would help you is 14Corban (that is to say, given to God),'

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        • e 7:11 - Or "a gift," i.e. "an offering"
          12 you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or his mother;
          13 thus invalidating the word of God by your 15tradition which you have handed down; and you do many things such as that."

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