Matthew 15:1-7 NAS

Tradition and Commandment

1 1Then some Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus 2from Jerusalem and said,

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2 "Why * do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they 3do not wash their hands when they eat bread."

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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.'

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    • ǁ 15:4 - Lit "die the death"
      5 "But you say, 'Whoever * says to his father or mother, "Whatever * I have that would help you has been bgiven to God,"

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        • ǂ 15:5 - Lit "a gift;" i.e. an offering
          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.

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            • ǃ 15:6 - I.e. by supporting them with it
              7 "You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you: