Matthew 15:4

4 For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’[a] and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’[b]

Matthew 15:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
ESV
4 For God commanded, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.'
NLT
4 For instance, God says, ‘Honor your father and mother,’ and ‘Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of father or mother must be put to death.’
MSG
4 God clearly says, 'Respect your father and mother,' and, 'Anyone denouncing father or mother should be killed.'
CSB
4 For God said: Honor your father and your mother; and, The one who speaks evil of father or mother must be put to death.

Matthew 15:4 In-Context

2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!”
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 mother’and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’
5 But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is ‘devoted to God,’
6 they are not to ‘honor their father or mother’ with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16; Ephesians 6:2
  • 2. Exodus 21:17; Leviticus 20:9

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Exodus 20:12; Deut. 5:16
  • [b]. Exodus 21:17; Lev. 20:9
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