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Matthew 15:1-7 (New American Standard)

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Tradition and Commandment

1 1Then some Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus 2from Jerusalem and said, 2 "Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they 3do not wash their hands when they eat bread." 3 And He answered and said to them, "Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? 4 "For God said, '4HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER,' and, '5HE WHO SPEAKS EVIL OF FATHER OR MOTHER IS TO aBE PUT TO DEATH.' 5 "But you say, 'Whoever says to his father or mother, "Whatever I have that would help you has been bgiven to God," 6 he is not to honor his father or his mother c.' And by this you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition. 7 "You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you:
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