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Matthew 15:6 he is not to honor his father or his mother.' And [thus] you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition.

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      6. And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free--that is, It is true, father--mother--that by giving to thee this, which I now present, thou mightest be profited by me; but I have gifted it to pious uses, and therefore, at whatever cost to thee, I am not now at liberty to alienate any portion of it. "And," it is added in Mark (Mr 7:12), "ye suffer him no more to do aught for his father or his mother." To dedicate property to God is indeed lawful and laudable, but not at the expense of filial duty.
      Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect--cancelled or nullified it "by your tradition."

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Brief Summary: In this chapter, we have our Lord Jesus, as the great Prophet teaching, as the great Physician healing, and as the great Shepherd of the sheep feeding; as the Father of spirits instructing them; as the Conqueror of Satan dispossessing him; and as concerned for the bodies of his people, providing for them. Here is, I. Christ's discourse with the scribes and Pharisees about human traditions and injunctions (v. 1-9). II. His discourse with the multitude, and with his disciples, concerning the things that defile a man (v. 10-20). III. His casting of the devil out of the woman of Canaan's daughter (v. 21-28). IV. His healing of all that were brought to him (v. 29-31). V. His feeding of four thousand men, with seven loaves and a few little fishes (v. 32-30).

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Jesus discourses about human traditions. (1-9)
He warns against things which really defile. (10-20)
He heals the daughter of a Syrophenician woman. (21-28)
Jesus heals the sick, and miraculously feeds four thousand. (29-39)

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