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He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? For God said,[a] ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must surely die.’ But you say that whoever tells father or mother, ‘Whatever support you might have had from me is given to God,’[b] then that person need not honor the father.[c]

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  1. Matthew 15:4 Other ancient authorities read commanded, saying
  2. Matthew 15:5 Or is an offering
  3. Matthew 15:5 Other ancient authorities add or the mother

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