Traditions and Commandments
Then a the Pharisees and some of the scribes came together to Him, having come from Jerusalem.
Now when they saw some of His disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, with b unwashed hands, they found fault.
For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands in a special way, holding the c tradition of the elders.
When they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other things which they have received and hold, like the washing of cups, pitchers, copper vessels, and couches.
d Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, "Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?"
He answered and said to them, "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you e hypocrites, as it is written:
f 'This people honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far from Me.
And in vain they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'
"For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men - the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do."
He said to them, "All too well g you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.
"For Moses said, h 'Honor your father and your mother'; and, i 'He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.'
"But you say, 'If a man says to his father or mother, j "Whatever profit you might have received from me is Corban" - ' (that is, a gift to God),
"then you no longer let him do anything for his father or his mother,
"making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Matthew 15:1 - 20
Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying.
"These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man."
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1 Peter 1:18
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"Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread."
Matthew 23:13 - 29
But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
Therefore the Lord said: "Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths And honor Me with their lips, But have removed their hearts far from Me, And their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men.
Because you disdained all my counsel, And would have none of my rebuke.
The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants, Because they have transgressed the laws, Changed the ordinance, Broken the everlasting covenant.
"But this is what I commanded them, saying, 'Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you.'
Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but followed the counsels and the dictates of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward.
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may be well with you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
"For God commanded, saying, 'Honor your father and your mother' ; and, 'He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.'
And he who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.
For everyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. He has cursed his father or his mother. His blood shall be upon him.
Whoever curses his father or his mother, His lamp will be put out in deep darkness.
But you say, 'Whoever says to his father or mother, "Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God " -
"And, 'Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is obliged to perform it.'