"For God commanded, saying, Honor thy father and mother... But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; and honor not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of hone effect by your tradition." Matt. 15:4-6.
NOTE. In other words, these people claimed to be God's servants, but changed the commandments of God to their liking, and thus destroyed their force upon the heart and life. Their hypocrisy made them do it.
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