Matthew 15:1-9 NKJV

1 Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying,
2 "Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread."
3 He answered and said to them, "Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?
4 For God commanded, saying, 'Honor your father and your mother'; a and, 'He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.' b

References for Matthew 15:4

    • ¦ 15:4 - Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16
    • § 15:4 - Exodus 21:17
      5 But you say, 'Whoever says to his father or mother, "Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God"--
      6 then he need not honor his father or mother.' Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition.
      7 Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying:
      8 'These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And c honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me.

      References for Matthew 15:8

        • ¨ 15:8 - NU-Text omits draw near to Me with their mouth, And.
          9 And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.' " d

          References for Matthew 15:9

            • © 15:9 - Isaiah 29:13