Parallel Bible results for Matthew 15:1-20

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Matthew 15:1-20

NIV 1 Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, NIV 1 Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, NIV 2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!” NIV 2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!” NIV 3 Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? NIV 3 Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? NIV 4 For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’ NIV 4 For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’ NIV 5 But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is ‘devoted to God,’ NIV 5 But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is ‘devoted to God,’ NIV 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. NIV 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. NIV 7 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you: NIV 7 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you: NIV 8 “ ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. NIV 8 “ ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. NIV 9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’” NIV 9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’” NIV 10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand. NIV 10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand. NIV 11 What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.” NIV 11 What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.” NIV 12 Then the disciples came to him and asked, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?” NIV 12 Then the disciples came to him and asked, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?” NIV 13 He replied, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. NIV 13 He replied, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. NIV 14 Leave them; they are blind guides.If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.” NIV 14 Leave them; they are blind guides.If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.” NIV 15 Peter said, “Explain the parable to us.” NIV 15 Peter said, “Explain the parable to us.” NIV 16 “Are you still so dull?” Jesus asked them. NIV 16 “Are you still so dull?” Jesus asked them. NIV 17 “Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? NIV 17 “Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? NIV 18 But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. NIV 18 But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. NIV 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. NIV 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. NIV 20 These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.” NIV 20 These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.”

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