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Jesus answered, “And why do you refuse to obey God’s command so that you can follow those traditions you have? God said, ‘You must respect your father and mother.’[a] And God also said, ‘Whoever says anything bad to their father or mother must be killed.’[b] But you teach that a person can say to their father or mother, ‘I have something I could use to help you. But I will not use it for you. I will give it to God.’

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 15:4 Quote from Ex. 20:12; Deut. 5:16.
  2. Matthew 15:4 Quote from Ex. 21:17.

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