Matthew 15:5

But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But yee say, Whosoeuer shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift by whatsoeuer thou mightest bee profited by me,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But you say, 'Whoever says to {his} father or mother, "Whatever I have that would help you has been given {to God,}"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But ye say, whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, That wherewith thou mightest have been profited by me is given `to God';
- American Standard Version (1901)

But you say, If a man says to his father or his mother, That by which you might have had profit from me is given to God;
- Basic English Bible

But *ye* say, Whosoever shall say to his father or mother, It is a gift, whatsoever [it be] by which [received] from me thou wouldest be profited:
- Darby Bible

But ye say, Whoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatever thou mightest be profited by me;
- Webster's Bible

but you--this is what you say: `If a man says to his father or mother, That is consecrated, whatever it is, which otherwise you should have received from me--
- Weymouth Bible

But you say, 'Whoever may tell his father or his mother, "Whatever help you might otherwise have gotten from me is a gift devoted to God,"
- World English Bible

But ye seien, Who euer seith to fadir or modir, What euere yifte is of me, it schal profite to thee;
- Wycliffe Bible

but ye say, Whoever may say to father or mother, An offering [is] whatever thou mayest be profited by me; --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 15:5


15:5 It is a gift by whatsoever thou mightest have been profited by me - That is, I have given, or at least, purpose to give to the treasury of the temple, what you might otherwise have had from me.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 15:5


Mt 15:5 Ye say. Following tradition, you say one thing while God says in the law just the opposite. The scribes taught that a Jew by calling his possessions "Corban" (a gift to God, Mr 7:11) was absolved from the duty of caring for his parents, even though he did not afterward devote his property to sacred uses. Thus, by an artifice, the law with respect to parents could be set aside. The Talmud furnishes a curious illustration of this perversion of the command. The Mishna says: ``He that curses his father or his mother is not guilty, unless he curses them with an express mention of the name of Jehovah.''

Discussion for Matthew 15

  • Emanuel Fernandes
    let the righteous smite me it SHALL BE A KINDNESS let him reprove me its shall be an excellent oil. You want the brethren to rebuke or do you want chastening from the lord which can lead to sin unto death personally I want to be rebuked if its with scripture not with your philosophy
  • Manuelf324
    What we forget as a bible believer is when we rebuke(not scorn which is different) its because we love that person not hate. Heres a verse most kjv bible believers avoid. Thous shalt not HATE THY BROTHER Thou shalt in any wise REBUKE thy neighbor suffer not sin upon him. If you love the brethren you rebuke them you obey God you rebuke them you dont they will get chastened along with you!
  • A disciple
    "And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?" It is no secret to anyone who reads the Bible that there are certain kinds of men who will be offended at the directness of the Lord's speech; especially when it exposes sin and hypocrisy. For the men who were chosen to be the Lord's anointed Sent Ones, the rebuke is accepted as a shaming, in order to push them to grow up and be better men.
  • Insight777
    The Jews had laws they followed only in rituals, outward shows of faith. But if their faith required them to actually do its works of charity or forgiveness, they were not interested.
    After all, they do not have to honor their parents or feed the fatherless and widows because they can go to the temple and pay the priests for a helpless animal to be slaughtered in their name and walk out blameless!
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 15:9 BUT IN VAIN THEY DO WORSHIP ME TEACHING FOR DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN CLOSSIANS 2:22 WHICH ALL ARE TO PERISH WITH THE USING AFTER THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN *****JAME 5:20 LET HIM KNOW THAT HE WHICH CONVERTETH THE SINNER FROM THE ERROR OF HIS WAY SHALL SAVE A SOUL FROM DEATH AND SHALL HIDE A MULTITUDE OF SINS*****EPHESIANS 4:27 NEITHER GIVE PLACE TO THE devil
  • Steve morrow
    *****MATTHEW 15:16 AND JESUS SAID ARE YOU ALSO YET WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING*****

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