Traditions of Men Worthless

Matthew 15:1-9

  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.