7:8 leave the commandment of God. The verb “leave” can mean “cancel,” “abandon,” or “neglect.” Jesus is not an antinomian. Like the psalmist, He is consumed with longing for the law of God (Ps. 119:20), which He fulfills, protects (Matt. 5:17–20), and defends. He is not even against tradition, but only against that which annuls Scripture.