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Oct 21, 2018

Mark 6:53-7:13
53 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored to the shore. 54 And when they
got out of the boat, the people immediately recognized Him 55 and ran about the whole region and began to
bring the sick people on their beds to wherever they heard He was. 56 And wherever He came, in villages,
cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored Him that they might touch
even the fringe of His garment. And as many as touched it were made well.
7:1 Now when the Pharisees gathered to Him, with some of the scribes who had come from
Jerusalem, 2 they saw that some of His disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. 3 (For
the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, holding to the tradition
of the elders, 4 and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are
many other traditions that they observe, such as the washing of cups and pots and copper vessels and dining
couches.) 5 And the Pharisees and the scribes asked Him, “Why do Your disciples not walk according to the
tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” 6 And He said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of
you hypocrites, as it is written, ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; 7 in
vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ 8 You leave the commandment
of God and hold to the tradition of men.” 9 And He said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the
commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! 10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your
mother’; and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ 11 But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or
his mother, “Whatever you would have gained from me is Corban”’ (that is, given to God)— 12 then you no
longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother, 13 thus making void the word of God by your
tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do.”