Matthew 15:1-9 NRS

1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,
2 "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands before they eat."
3 He answered them, "And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
4 For God said, a "Honor your father and your mother,' and, "Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must surely die.'

References for Matthew 15:4

    • È 15:4 - Other ancient authorities read [commanded, saying]
      5 But you say that whoever tells father or mother, "Whatever support you might have had from me is given to God,' b then that person need not honor the father. c

      References for Matthew 15:5

        • É 15:5 - Or [is an offering]
        • Ê 15:5 - Other ancient authorities add [or the mother]
          6 So, for the sake of your tradition, you make void the word d of God.

          References for Matthew 15:6

            • Ë 15:6 - Other ancient authorities read [law]+!; others, [commandment]
              7 You hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied rightly about you when he said:
              8 "This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me;
              9 in vain do they worship me, teaching human precepts as doctrines.' "