Matthew 15:1

That Which Defiles

1 Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked,

Read Matthew 15:1 Using Other Translations

Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,
Some Pharisees and teachers of religious law now arrived from Jerusalem to see Jesus. They asked him,

What does Matthew 15:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 15:1

Then came to Jesus Scribes and Pharisees
After he had wrought so many miracles, particularly that of feeding five thousand men; besides women and children, with five loaves and two fishes: the fame of which had reached Jerusalem, and occasioned much talk there about him: the Scribes and Pharisees, who were his inveterate enemies, hearing thereof, came to him, where he was, in Galilee: to know the truth of these things, to converse with him, and to watch, and observe, what he said and did;

which were of Jerusalem, saying.
There were Scribes and Pharisees throughout the land, but those of Jerusalem were the chief; they were men of the greatest learning and abilities, and were more expert in their religion and customs: these were either sent by the sanhedrim at Jerusalem, or came of themselves; taking upon them a greater power, and authority of examining, correcting, directing, and advising.

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