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But he answered them, “Why do you also disregard the commandment of God because of your tradition? Because God said,[a] ‘You are to honor your father and your mother,’[b] and, ‘Whoever curses father or mother must certainly be put to death.’[c] But you say, ‘Whoever tells his father or his mother, “Whatever support you might have received from me has been given to God,”[d]

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  1. Matthew 15:4 Other mss. read commanded, saying
  2. Matthew 15:4 Cf. Exod 20:12; Deut 5:16
  3. Matthew 15:4 Cf. Exod 21:17; Lev 20:9
  4. Matthew 15:5 Lit. is a gift

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