Matthew 15:5-15 NLT

5 But you say it is all right for people to say to their parents, ‘Sorry, I can’t help you. For I have vowed to give to God what I would have given to you.’
6 In this way, you say they don’t need to honor their parents.a And so you cancel the word of God for the sake of your own tradition.

References for Matthew 15:6

    • 15:6 - Greek their father; other manuscripts read their father or their mother.
      7 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you, for he wrote,
      8 ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
      9 Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.’b

      References for Matthew 15:9

        • 15:9 - Isa 29:13 (Greek version).
          10 Then Jesus called to the crowd to come and hear. “Listen,” he said, “and try to understand.
          11 It’s not what goes into your mouth that defiles you; you are defiled by the words that come out of your mouth.”
          12 Then the disciples came to him and asked, “Do you realize you offended the Pharisees by what you just said?”
          13 Jesus replied, “Every plant not planted by my heavenly Father will be uprooted,
          14 so ignore them. They are blind guides leading the blind, and if one blind person guides another, they will both fall into a ditch.”
          15 Then Peter said to Jesus, “Explain to us the parable that says people aren’t defiled by what they eat.”