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

  • 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.
  • 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!

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