|And the Pharisees and some of the scribes, arriving from Jerusalem, gathered together before him.
|And when they had seen certain ones from his disciples eating bread with common hands, that is, with unwashed hands, they disparaged them.
|For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat without repeatedly washing their hands, holding to the tradition of the elders.
|And when returning from the market, unless they wash, they do not eat. And there are many other things which have been handed down to them to observe: the washings of cups, and pitchers, and bronze containers, and beds.
|And so the Pharisees and the scribes questioned him: “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but they eat bread with common hands?”
|But in response, he said to them: “So well did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites, just as it has been written: ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
|And in vain do they worship me, teaching the doctrines and precepts of men.’
|For abandoning the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men, to the washing of pitchers and cups. And you do many other things similar to these.”
|And he said to them: “You effectively nullify the precept of God, so that you may observe your own tradition.
|For Moses said: ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever will have cursed father or mother, let him die a death.’
|But you say, ‘If a man will have said to his father or mother: Korban, (which is a gift) whatever is from me will be to your benefit,’
|then you do not release him to do anything for his father or mother,
|rescinding the word of God through your tradition, which you have handed down. And you do many other similar things in this way.”