nkjv@Matthew:15:1 @ Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying,
nkjv@Matthew:15:2 @ "Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread."
nkjv@Matthew:15:3 @ He answered and said to them, "Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?
nkjv@Matthew:15:4 @ For God commanded, saying, "Honor your father and your mother'; and, "He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.'
nkjv@Matthew:15:5 @ But you say, "Whoever says to his father or mother, "Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God"--
nkjv@Matthew:15:6 @ then he need not honor his father or mother.' Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition.
nkjv@Matthew:15:7 @ Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying:
nkjv@Matthew:15:8 @ "These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me.
nkjv@Matthew:15:9 @ And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men."'
nkjv@Matthew:15:10 @ When He had called the multitude to Himself, He said to them, "Hear and understand:
nkjv@Matthew:15:11 @ Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man."
nkjv@Matthew:15:12 @ Then His disciples came and said to Him, "Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?"
nkjv@Matthew:15:13 @ But He answered and said, "Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted.
nkjv@Matthew:15:14 @ Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch."
nkjv@Matthew:15:15 @ Then Peter answered and said to Him, "Explain this parable to us."
nkjv@Matthew:15:16 @ So Jesus said, "Are you also still without understanding?
nkjv@Matthew:15:17 @ Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated?
nkjv@Matthew:15:18 @ But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man.
nkjv@Matthew:15:19 @ For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.
nkjv@Matthew:15:20 @ These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man."