Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
Therefore the Lord said, Since this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
I will declare your righteousness, and your works; for they shall not profit you.
I am verily a man who is a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as you all are this day.
Who knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most strict sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinks that he has reasons he might trust in the flesh, I more:
And it shall come to pass, if they say unto you, Where shall we go forth? then you shall tell them, Thus says the LORD; Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for the captivity, to the captivity.
Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands often, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
1 Peter 1:8
Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
Or if the raw flesh turns again, and is changed to white, he shall come unto the priest;