One day the Pharisees gathered around Jesus. and with them were some teachers of the Law who had just come from Jerusalem.
They noticed that some of his disciples were eating their meal with unclean hands, that is, without washing them. Now the Pharisees, and in fact all the Jews, never eat without washing their hands, for they follow the tradition received from their ancestors. Nor do they eat anything, when they come from the market, without first washing themselves.(…)
So the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law asked him, ” Why do your disciples not follow the tradition of the elders, but eat with unclean hands?”
(…) And Jesus commented, “You have a fine way of disregarding the commandment of God in order to enforce your own traditions! For example, Moses said: Do your duty to your father and your mother is to be put to death. But according to you, someone could say to his father or mother, ‘ already declared Corban ( which means ” offered to God”) what you could have expected from me.’ in this case, you no longer require him to do anything for his father or mother, and so you nullify the word of God through the tradition you have handed on. And you do many things like that.”
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