1Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,*
2Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.*
3But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?*
4For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.*
5But ye say, Whosoever shall say to*his*father or*hismother,*It is*a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;*
6And 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.*
7Ye*hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,8This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with*their*lips; but their heart is far from me.
9But in vain they do worship me, teaching*for*doctrines the commandments of men.
What Defiles a Man
10And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:*11Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
12Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?*
13But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
14Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.