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Matthew 15:1-10

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

Matthew 15:1-9
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Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying,
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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."
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He answered and said to them, "Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?
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"For God commanded, saying, 'Honor your father and your mother'; and, 'He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.'
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"But you say, 'Whoever says to his father or mother, "Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God";
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'then he need not honor his father or mother.' Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition.
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"Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying:
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'These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me.
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And in vain 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 the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying,
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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."

  2. How did Jesus answer them?

    Matthew 15:3
    He answered and said to them, "Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?

  3. What Commandment were they breaking by keeping their traditions?

    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.'

  4. What were they saying to justify themselves?

    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";

  5. What were they saying that made the commandment of God to be of no effect?

    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.

  6. Why did Jesus call them Hypocrites?

    Matthew 15:7-8
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    "Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying:
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    'These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor 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
    And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'"