And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brazen vessels, and of tables.
For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.
Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
 

7:3 wash. The word “wash” is baptizo, normally translated (or really just transliterated) as “baptize.” Whatever is “washed,” or “baptized,” is obviously washed all over, whether the object is a hand, a cup (Mark 7:4) or a person.

7:6 Esaias prophesied. This passage is quoted from Isaiah 29:13.

7:7 doctrines. Those professing believers who reject or distort the Scriptures in order to accommodate some humanistic doctrine (e.g., evolution, uniformitarianism, abortionism) need to study this strong warning from Christ. In context, He was talking about the extra-Biblical humanistic legalism of the Pharisees, but the principle seems applicable to any displacement of Scripture by some human precept.

7:11 Corban. The tradition of “Corban”—that is, “something dedicated to God”—permitted a son to be released from any obligation to care for his parents, thus breaking the fifth commandment. He would claim his possessions belonged to God and were therefore unavailable for other purposes.

7:13 of none effect. This tendency to distort or negate or augment Scripture with one’s own interpretations (or those of others) was not unique to the ancient scribes and Pharisees. God repeatedly warns against tampering with His inspired and now-completed Scriptures (Matthew 5:18; John 10:35; II Peter 3:16; etc.). The last chapter of the Bible strongly warns against adding or taking away any of the words of the Bible (Revelation 22:18-19).


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