6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people ahonoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the atradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
10 aFor Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso bcurseth father or mother, let him die the death:
11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is aCorban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.
12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;
13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
BD corban = given to god. the word describes anything dedicated to god and therefore not available for ordinary uses. the utterance of it was held to constitute a binding vow, and the fulfillment of a vow as regarded by the pharisees as of deeper obligation than the duty even to parents
where it appears that the pharisees misused the opportunity of dedicating their material possessions to God, in order to avoid responsibility to care for their parents