Therefore, observe and practice everything they urge upon you, but do not follow their example [of living] because they say [the right things] but do not do them.
"Why do your disciples violate the tradition of the [Jewish] elders? For they do not [ceremonially] wash their hands before eating [their meals]."
He went to the second son and said the same thing. That son replied, '[Yes], sir, I will,' [but] then did not go.
But Peter and the apostles answered them, "We must obey God instead of [you] men [in this situation].
if you are confident that you can give [spiritual] guidance to blind people and enlightenment to those who are in [spiritual] darkness;
Every person must be submissive to the ruling authorities, for all authorities come from God. And the existence of authorities has been established by God.
[These people] maintain an appearance of being godly, but they have denied its power; [you should] turn away from such people.