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Jesus answered, “And why do you refuse to obey God’s command so that you can follow your own teachings? God said, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’[a] and ‘Anyone who says cruel things to his father or mother must be put to death.’[b] But you say a person can tell his father or mother, ‘I have something I could use to help you, but I have given it to God already.’

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Footnotes

  1. 15:4 ‘Honor . . . mother.’ Quotation from Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16.
  2. 15:4 ‘Anyone . . . death.’ Quotation from Exodus 21:17.

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