Matthew 15:1-20 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 1 Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked,
2 "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands before they eat." 2 "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don't 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? 3 Jesus replied, "And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?
4 For God said, "Honor your father and your mother,' and, "Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must surely die.' 4 For God said, 'Honor your father and mother' and 'Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.'
5 But you say that whoever tells father or mother, "Whatever support you might have had from me is given to God,' then that person need not honor the father. 5 But you say that if a man says to his father or mother, 'Whatever help you might otherwise have received from me is a gift devoted to God,'
6 So, for the sake of your tradition, you make void the word of God. 6 he is not to 'honor his father ' with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.
7 You hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied rightly about you when he said: 7 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:
8 "This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; 8 " 'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
9 in vain do they worship me, teaching human precepts as doctrines.' " 9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'"
10 Then he called the crowd to him and said to them, "Listen and understand: 10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, "Listen and understand.
11 it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles." 11 What goes into a man's mouth does not make him 'unclean,' but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him 'unclean.' "
12 Then the disciples approached and said to him, "Do you know that the Pharisees took offense when they heard what you said?" 12 Then the disciples came to him and asked, "Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?"
13 He answered, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. 13 He replied, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots.
14 Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit." 14 Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit."
15 But Peter said to him, "Explain this parable to us." 15 Peter said, "Explain the parable to us."
16 Then he said, "Are you also still without understanding? 16 "Are you still so dull?" Jesus asked them.
17 Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach, and goes out into the sewer? 17 "Don't you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body?
18 But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles. 18 But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man 'unclean.'
19 For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
20 These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile." 20 These are what make a man 'unclean'; but eating with unwashed hands does not make him 'unclean.' "