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He said to them in reply, “And why do you break the commandment of God[a] for the sake of your tradition? (A)For God said, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and ‘Whoever curses father or mother shall die.’ [b]But you say, ‘Whoever says to father or mother, “Any support you might have had from me is dedicated to God,”

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  1. 15:3–4 For the commandment see Ex 20:12 (Dt 5:16); 21:17. The honoring of one’s parents had to do with supporting them in their needs.
  2. 15:5 See note on Mk 7:11.