Jesus answered them, "How right Isaiah was when he prophesied about you! You are hypocrites, just as he wrote: 1 "These people, says God, honor me with their words, but their heart is really far away from me.
It is no use for them to worship me, because they teach human rules as though they were my laws!'
"You put aside God's command and obey human teachings."
And Jesus continued, "You have a clever way of rejecting God's law in order to uphold your own teaching.
For Moses commanded, "Respect your father and your mother,' and, "If you curse your father or your mother, you are to be put to death.' 2
But you teach that if people have something they could use to help their father or mother, but say, "This is Corban' (which means, it belongs to God),
they are excused from helping their father or mother.
In this way the teaching you pass on to others cancels out the word of God. And there are many other things like this that you do."
Then Jesus called the crowd to him once more and said to them, "Listen to me, all of you, and understand.
There is nothing that goes into you from the outside which can make you ritually unclean. Rather, it is what comes out of you that makes you unclean."