For example, Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother' and 'Whoever curses father or mother must be put to death.'
But you say, 'If a person tells his father or mother that whatever he might have used to help them is corban (that is, an offering to God),
he no longer has to do anything for his father or mother.'
Because of your traditions you have destroyed the authority of God's word. And you do many other things like that."
Then he called the crowd again and said to them, "Listen to me, all of you, and try to understand!
Nothing that goes into a person from the outside can make him unclean. It's what comes out of a person that makes him unclean.
Let the person who has ears listen!"
When he had left the people and gone home, his disciples asked him about this illustration.
Jesus said to them, "Don't you understand? Don't you know that whatever goes into a person from the outside can't make him unclean?
It doesn't go into his thoughts but into his stomach and then into a toilet." (By saying this, Jesus declared all foods acceptable.)
He continued, "It's what comes out of a person that makes him unclean.