Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?
1 Timothy 4:3
Forbidding to marry, [and commanding] to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
He that regardeth the day, regardeth [it] unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard [it]. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day [alike]. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, [but] not to doubtful disputations.
All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?
And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, [it] cannot defile him;
And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
For it is written, [As] I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
1 Timothy 4:2
Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
1 Timothy 4:1
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because [he eateth] not of faith: for whatsoever [is] not of faith is sin.
Hast thou faith? have [it] to thyself before God. Happy [is] he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
[It is] good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor [any thing] whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed [are] pure; but [it is] evil for that man who eateth with offence.
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
For he that in these things serveth Christ [is] acceptable to God, and approved of men.
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
But if thy brother be grieved with [thy] meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that [there is] nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him [it is] unclean.
Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in [his] brother's way.
So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
And when he had called all the people [unto him], he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one [of you], and understand:
Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.
Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:
But in vain they do worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.
This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with [their] lips; but their heart is far from me.
[Ye] hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
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.
But ye say, Whosoever shall say to [his] father or [his] mother, [It is] a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?
Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;
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].
For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:
And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
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.
Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.
He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with [their] lips, but their heart is far from me.
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, brasen vessels, and of tables.
For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash [their] hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.
And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault.
These are [the things] which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near [me] with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: