Matthew 15:13

“But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But he answered and said, Euery plant which my heauenly father hath not planted, shalbe rooted vp.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But He answered and said, "Every plant which My heavenly Father did not plant shall be uprooted.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father planted not, shall be rooted up.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he said in answer, Every plant which my Father in heaven has not put in the earth, will be taken up by the roots.
- Basic English Bible

But he answering said, Every plant which my heavenly Father has not planted shall be rooted up.
- Darby Bible

But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be extirpated.
- Webster's Bible

Every plant, He replied, "which my Heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up.
- Weymouth Bible

But he answered, "Every plant which my heavenly Father didn't plant will be uprooted.
- World English Bible

And he answeride, and seide, Eueri plauntyng, that my fadir of heuene hath not plauntid, shal be drawun vp by the roote.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he answering said, `Every plant that my heavenly Father did not plant shall be rooted up;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 15:13


15:13 Every plant - That is, every doctrine.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 15:13


Mt 15:13 Every plant. A general truth, but here refers to the doctrines not of God, like "the tradition of the elders" (Mt 15:2).

Discussion for Matthew 15

  • A disciple
    "Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind." In saying this, Jesus has revealed that each and every one of us is accountable first to God; and no amount of obstinate determination to follow ANY form or methodology may take the preeminence over His view of us; notwithstanding howsoever strongly one might protest!
  • Bruce
    Andrea: His Word says: every Creature of God is Good and nothing to be refused,if it be received with Thanksgiving:For it is Sanctified by The Word of God and Prayer. 1Timothy 4:4-6./ Oysters, clams,muscles, shrimp, lobster,any seafood. Cows, pigs, rabbits, muskrat, raccoon, squirrels, whatsoever,but always give Thanks for what you have
  • A disciple
    Andrea; If I may add here, the teaching of the Law in the eating of things designated clean and unclean; is in reference to our walk. "But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common." Acts 10 (esp. v28) confirms, The Kingdom of God IS NOT Meat and Drink..
  • Andrea McCallum
    To Bruce.
    Are you saying pork shrimp, lobsters etc are allowed as long as God's word is prayed over them?
  • Bruce
    Chad: We who are Born-again can eat what-so-ever:1Timothy 4:4-5: every creature of God is good, nothing to be refused, if it be received with Thanksgiving: For it is Sanctified by The Word of God and Prayer.
  • Chad I
    People often misinterpret verses 1-20 by saying Yeshua allowed the consumption of pork, shellfish and other unclean animals. Yeshua rebuked the Pharisees only for their man made law (tradition) of washing hands which is not found anywhere in the law of Moses.

    13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

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