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Matthew Chapter 15:1-9

Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?

Matthew 15:1-9
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Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,
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“Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat.”
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He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
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For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’
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But you say, ‘If anyone tells his father or his mother, “What you would have gained from me is given to God,”
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he need not honor his father.’ So for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word of God.
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You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said:
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“‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me;
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in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”
  1. What question did the scribes and Pharisees ask Jesus?
    Matthew 15:1-2
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    Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,
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    “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat.”
  2. How did Jesus answer them?
    Matthew 15:3
    He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
  3. What Commandment were they breaking by keeping their traditions?
    Matthew 15:4
    For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’
  4. What were they saying to justify themselves?
    Matthew 15:5
    But you say, ‘If anyone tells his father or his mother, “What you would have gained from me is given to God,”
  5. What were they saying that made the commandment of God to be of no effect?
    Matthew 15:6
    he need not honor his father.’ So for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word of God.
  6. Why did Jesus call them Hypocrites?
    Matthew 15:7-8
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    You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said:
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    “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me;
  7. What were they teaching that caused their worship to be in vain?
    Matthew 15:9
    in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”

Matthew Chapter 15:10-20

Then His disciples came and said to Him, “Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?”

Matthew 15:10-20
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And he called the people to him and said to them, “Hear and understand:
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it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”
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Then the disciples came and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?”
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He answered, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up.
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Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.”
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But Peter said to him, “Explain the parable to us.”
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And he said, “Are you also still without understanding?
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Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and is expelled?
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But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.
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For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.
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These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”
  1. In contrast to the traditions of the Pharisees, what did Jesus say defiles a man?
    Matthew 15:10-11
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    And he called the people to him and said to them, “Hear and understand:
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    it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”
  2. What did His disciples say to Him?
    Matthew 15:12
    Then the disciples came and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?”
  3. How did Jesus respond to their concern about the Pharisees being offended at what He had said to them?
    Matthew 15:13
    He answered, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up.
  4. What did Jesus say about the Pharisees?
    Matthew 15:14
    Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.”
  5. What did Peter then ask Him?
    Matthew 15:15
    But Peter said to him, “Explain the parable to us.”
  6. What did Jesus say about food going into our mouth and being eliminated?
    Matthew 15:17
    Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and is expelled?
  7. What did Jesus say it is that does defile a man?
    Matthew 15:18
    But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.
  8. What comes out of a man's heart that does defile him?
    Matthew 15:19
    For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.
  9. What does not defile a man?
    Matthew 15:20
    These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”