And He said to them, "Are you also as lacking in understanding? Don't you realize that nothing going into a man from the outside can defile him?
For it doesn't go into his heart but into the stomach and is eliminated." (As a result, He made all foods clean.)
Don't work for the food that perishes but for the food that lasts for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal of approval on Him."
"Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods," but God will do away with both of them. The body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
The Lord said: Because these people approach Me with their mouths to honor Me with lip-service-- yet their hearts are far from Me, and their worship [consists of] man-made rules learned [by rote]--
On that day the deaf will hear the words of a document, and out of a deep darkness the eyes of the blind will see.
He will not show regard for the gods of his fathers, the god longed for by women, or for any other god, because he will magnify himself above all.
He answered them, "And why do you break God's commandment because of your tradition?
For God said: Honor your father and your mother; and, The one who speaks evil of father or mother must be put to death.
But you say, 'Whoever tells his father or mother, "Whatever benefit you might have received from me is a gift [committed to the temple]"--
he does not have to honor his father.' In this way, you have revoked God's word because of your tradition.
Hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied correctly about you when he said:
These people honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.
They worship Me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commands of men."
They worship Me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commands of men.
Disregarding the command of God, you keep the tradition of men."
He also said to them, "You completely invalidate God's command in order to maintain your tradition!
For Moses said: Honor your father and your mother; and, Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must be put to death.
But you say, 'If a man tells his father or mother: Whatever benefit you might have received from me is Corban ' " (that is, a gift [committed to the temple]),
"you no longer let him do anything for his father or mother.
You revoke God's word by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many other similar things."
and may not pay attention to Jewish myths and the commandments of men who reject the truth.
And the woman you saw is the great city that has an empire over the kings of the earth."