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But the One, having responded, said to them, “For what reason indeed are you transgressing the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? For God said [in Ex 20:12]: ‘Be honoring your father and your mother’, and [in Ex 21:17] ‘Let the one speaking-evil-of father or mother come-to-an-end[a] by a death’. But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or his mother: “Whatever you might be benefitted from me is a gift[b] [to God]”

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  1. Matthew 15:4 That is, die. ‘Come to an end by a death’ imitates a Hebrew idiom meaning, ‘Let him surely die’.
  2. Matthew 15:5 Or, offering.

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