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Then Jeremiah chanted a lament for Josiah. And all the male and female singers speak about Josiah in their lamentations to this day. And they made them an ordinance in Israel; behold, they are also written in the Lamentations.
"Groan silently; make no mourning for the dead Bind on your turban and put your shoes on your feet, and do not cover your mustache and do not eat the bread of men."
(For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they carefully wash their hands, thus observing the traditions of the elders;
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Now I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold firmly to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you.
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The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
"Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.
"These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.
"You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up.
having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone,
So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter from us.
Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from every brother who leads an unruly life and not according to the tradition which you received from us.
And He answered and said to them, "Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
He was also saying to them, "You are experts at setting aside the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition.
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.
"The statutes of Omri And all the works of the house of Ahab are observed; And in their devices you walk Therefore I will give you up for destruction And your inhabitants for derision, And you will bear the reproach of My people."
If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as,
This testimony is true. For this reason reprove them severely so that they may be sound in the faith,
John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and they came and said to Him, "Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?"
Then the disciples of John came to Him, asking, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?"
And they said to Him, "The disciples of John often fast and offer prayers, the disciples of the Pharisees also do the same, but Yours eat and drink."
knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,
The Pharisees and the scribes asked Him, "Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with impure hands?"
But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.
But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again?