11. How did the Jewish leaders in the days of Christ, for the sake of gain, make void the fifth commandment?


"But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be
profited by me; and honor not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the
commandment of God of none effect by your tradition." Matt. 15:5,6.
NOTE - The word translated gift in this text means a thing dedicated to God, and therefore not to
be used for any other purpose. In this way the Jewish teachers, by their traditional law, taught children that
by saying that their property was thus dedicated to the temple or to religious purposes, they were free from
the obligation to honor and support their parents, thus making void one of the commandments of God. This
Christ condemned.

What did He say to the two blind men as He healed them ?
By what commands has God guarded the marriage relation?
7. With what is witchcraft classed by Paul, and what does he say to those who are guilty of such things?
What did David say with reference to his being afflicted?
What is promised those who trust in Jesus?
While dining with Zaccheus, what did Christ say?
Where is this everlasting or eternal life?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle