He said to them, "Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written, "This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me;
in vain do they worship me, teaching human precepts as doctrines.'
You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition."
Then he said to them, "You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition!
For Moses said, "Honor your father and your mother'; and, "Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must surely die.'
But you say that if anyone tells father or mother, "Whatever support you might have had from me is Corban' (that is, an offering to God a )—
then you no longer permit doing anything for a father or mother,
thus making void the word of God through your tradition that you have handed on. And you do many things like this."
Then he called the crowd again and said to them, "Listen to me, all of you, and understand:
there is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the things that come out are what defile." b16c
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