he does not need to honor his father.’ 1 You have nullified the word of God on account of your tradition.
Having no regard 1 for the command of God, you hold fast to human tradition.” 2
He also said to them, “You neatly reject the commandment of God in order to set up 1 your tradition.
Thus you nullify 1 the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like this.”
I praise you 1 because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions just as I passed them on to you.
Therefore, brothers and sisters, 1 stand firm and hold on to the traditions that we taught you, whether by speech or by letter. 2
“Why do your disciples disobey the tradition of the elders? For they don’t wash their 1 hands when they eat.” 2
He answered them, 1 “And why do you disobey the commandment of God because of your tradition?
(For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they perform a ritual washing, 1 holding fast to the tradition of the elders.
I 1 was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my nation, 2 and was 3 extremely zealous for the traditions of my ancestors. 4
The Pharisees and the experts in the law asked him, “Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat 1 with unwashed hands?”
Be careful not to allow anyone to captivate you 1 through an empty, deceitful philosophy 2 that is according to human traditions and the elemental spirits 3 of the world, and not according to Christ.
But we command you, brothers and sisters, 1 in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from any brother who lives an undisciplined 2 life 3 and not according to the tradition they 4 received from us.