Matthew 15:6

“And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And honour not his father or his mother, hee shall be free. Thus haue yee made the Commaundement of God of none effect by your tradition.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

he is not to honor his father or his mother.' And {by this} you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

he shall not honor his father. And ye have made void the word of God because of your tradition.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There is no need for him to give honour to his father. And you have made the word of God without effect because of your teaching.
- Basic English Bible

and he shall in no wise honour his father or his mother; and ye have made void the commandment of God on account of your traditional teaching.
- Darby Bible

And honor not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition.
- Webster's Bible

he shall be absolved from honouring his father'; and so you have abrogated God's Word for the sake of your tradition.
- Weymouth Bible

he shall not honor his father or mother.' You have made the commandment of God void because of your tradition.
- World English Bible

and he hath not worschipid his fadir or his modir; and ye han maad the maundement of God voide for youre tradicioun.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he may not honour his father or his mother, and ye did set aside the command of God because of your tradition.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 15:6


Mt 15:6 Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect. Modern Pharisaism does the same. Church tradition leads to dogmas that set aside God's commands. The corruption of the simplicity of early Christianity is due to following human tradition.

Discussion for Matthew 15

  • Cornetta beaty
    It was a great chapter!
  • Tom Roger Lilleby
    "The LOST SHEEP OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL" are not talking about the Jews.
    The Jews are the 2 tribes of the12 original HEBREW tribes that was separated from ISRAEL in a Civil War. The JEWS are the 2 tribes of JUDAH and BENJAMIN. They are refered to as "THE HOUSE OF JUDAH" in the prophecies. THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL are the 10 other tribes that was taken by the Assyrians.
  • Sellin Achieng
    God will never forget his people
  • Sellin Achieng
    May the blood of Jesus cover all my body with pray ,piece and help with all my need
  • Chukwu Isaac for verse 13
    In my own understanding according to Matthew 15 13 .....Jesus was talking in parable,using a tree so that we human being may understand him,................................ MEANING Anything that is in you,that was not planted by God most be rooted up,whether sickness,failure,poorvaty,not been a stake holder in things of lord,sin,etc, most be rooted up in Jesus name..AMEN........
  • Carlo
    The correct answer is kind for the heart is an organ that pumps blood,Christ spake this way to confound the unlearned.

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