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Matthew 15

1  Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,

2  Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

3  But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

4  For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

5  But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;

6  And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

7  Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

8  This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

9  But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

10  And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:



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