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[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:

[11] Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

[12] Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?

[13] But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

[14] Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

[15] Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.

[16] And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?

[17] Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?

[18] But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

[19] For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

[20] These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

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