Matthew 15:13
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New International Version
He replied, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots.

New Living Translation
Jesus replied, "Every plant not planted by my heavenly Father will be uprooted,

English Standard Version
He answered, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up.

New American Standard Bible
But He answered and said, "Every plant which My heavenly Father did not plant shall be uprooted.

King James Bible
But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He replied, "Every plant that My heavenly Father didn't plant will be uprooted.

International Standard Version
He replied, "Every plant that my heavenly Father did not plant will be pulled up by the roots.

NET Bible
And he replied, "Every plant that my heavenly Father did not plant will be uprooted.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he answered and said to them, “Every plant that my Father who is in Heaven has not planted will be uprooted.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He answered, "Any plant that my heavenly Father did not plant will be uprooted.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But he answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father has not planted shall be rooted up.

King James 2000 Bible
But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up.

American King James Version
But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up.

American Standard Version
But he answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father planted not, shall be rooted up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he answering them, said: Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

Darby Bible Translation
But he answering said, Every plant which my heavenly Father has not planted shall be rooted up.

English Revised Version
But he answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father planted not, shall be rooted up.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be extirpated.

Weymouth New Testament
"Every plant," He replied, "which my Heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up.

World English Bible
But he answered, "Every plant which my heavenly Father didn't plant will be uprooted.

Young's Literal Translation
And he answering said, 'Every plant that my heavenly Father did not plant shall be rooted up;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

15:10-20 Christ shows that the defilement they ought to fear, was not from what entered their mouths as food, but from what came out of their mouths, which showed the wickedness of their hearts. Nothing will last in the soul but the regenerating graces of the Holy Spirit; and nothing should be admitted into the church but what is from above; therefore, whoever is offended by a plain, seasonable declaration of the truth, we should not be troubled at it. The disciples ask to be better taught as to this matter. Where a weak head doubts concerning any word of Christ, an upright heart and a willing mind seek for instruction. It is the heart that is desperately wicked, Jer 17:9, for there is no sin in word or deed, which was not first in the heart. They all come out of the man, and are fruits of that wickedness which is in the heart, and is wrought there. When Christ teaches, he will show men the deceitfulness and wickedness of their own hearts; he will teach them to humble themselves, and to seek to be cleansed in the Fountain opened for sin and uncleanness.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 13. - Every plant, etc. The answer of Christ signifies - Do not be alarmed by the displeasure of the Pharisees, and at my opposition to their teaching; the system which they support is ungodly and shall be soon destroyed. Christ, as often, puts the statement in a parabolic form, using two images, one derived from the vegetable kingdom in this verse, and one from human life in ver. 14. Plant (φυτεία); plantation. The act of planting, and then by metonymy the thing planted. It here signifies the sect and doctrine of the Pharisees, the persons themselves, and that which they taught. The comparison of men and trees, plant and doctrine, is a common biblical metaphor (comp. Psalm 1; Isaiah 5:7; Matthew 7:16-20; Luke 6:43, 44, etc.). The traditions of the rabbis were plants which my heavenly Father hath not planted. They were of human, not Divine, growth; and the men themselves, even though originally planted in holy soil, had degenerated, and become not only unfruitful, but pernicious. So the Lord speaks by Jeremiah (Jeremiah 2:21), "I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me?" Shall be rooted up. Our Lord is not referring to the judgment of the last day (Matthew 3:10), nor to any forcible destruction effected by human agency; he means that the system must pass away entirely to make room for a better growth, even the gospel. The Jews would not see that the Law was a schoolmaster to bring men to Christ; they deemed that their ceremonies and rites were to be permanent and universal; and this, more than anything, impeded the reception of Christ's claims, and made men utterly averse from his teaching. It was in vain that Jesus proclaimed, "If ye believed Moses, ye would believe me; for he wrote of me" (John 5:46). The very Law, as handled and obscured by the Pharisees, was made an obstacle to the truth.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But he answered, and said,.... As being unconcerned at their rage, and having nothing to fear from them; and being well satisfied, that what he had said was right, and would produce proper effects, he gave his disciples this for answer:

every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up; which may be understood either of things, or of persons: it may have regard to doctrines and ordinances; and the meaning be, that whatever doctrine is not delivered by God, or whatever ordinance is not instituted by him; whatever is not of heaven, but of man, of man's devising, and of human imposition, as the traditions of the elders, must be opposed and rejected; and sooner or later will be utterly rooted up, and destroyed; as will all the false notions, corrupt worship, and errors, and heresies of men, in God's own time: or it may respect persons. There are some plants, which are planted by Christ's Father, which is in heaven; these are the elect of God, who are trees of righteousness; the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified. These are planted by the river of God's love, in the person of Christ, in the likeness of his death and resurrection; they are transplanted out of a state of nature, are ingrafted into Christ, have the graces of the Spirit implanted in their souls, and are themselves planted in the courts of the Lord, in a Gospel church state; and being watered with the dews of grace, appear to be choice plants, plants of renown, pleasant ones, very fruitful, and which shall never perish, or be rooted, and plucked up, but there are others, like these Pharisees, hypocrites, formal professors, and heretics, who pretend to much religion and holiness, make a show of the leaves of profession, but have not the fruit of grace; these get into churches, and are outwardly and ministerially planted there; but being never rooted in Christ, nor partake of his grace, in time they wither, and die away; or persecution arising because of the Word, or truth being dispensed in so clear and glaring a light, that they cannot bear it; they are offended with it, and so are detected, discovered, and rooted up and it is necessary that truth should be freely spoken, as it was here by Christ, that such plants might be rooted out; for these words are said by Christ in justification of his conduct. So the Jews speak of God, as a planter, and of rooting up what he does not like.

"The holy, blessed God (say they (e)), "plants" trees in this world; if they prosper, it is well; if they do not prosper, , "he roots them up", and plants them even many times.''

And elsewhere it is said (f),

"let the master of the vineyard come, and consume its thorns: the gloss on it is, the holy, blessed God; for the vineyard of the Lord of hosts, is the house of Israel, and he will consume, and take away the thorns of the vineyard.''

(e) Zohar in Gen. fol. 105. 3.((f) T. Bab. Bava Metzia, fol. 83. 2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

13. But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up—They are offended, are they? Heed it not: their corrupt teaching is already doomed: the garden of the Lord upon earth, too long cumbered with their presence, shall yet be purged of them and their accursed system: yea, and whatsoever is not of the planting of My heavenly Father, the great Husbandman (Joh 15:1), shall share the same fate.

Matthew 15:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
What Defiles a Man
12Then the disciples came and said to Him, "Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this statement?" 13But He answered and said, "Every plant which My heavenly Father did not plant shall be uprooted. 14"Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit."…
Cross References
Isaiah 60:21
Then all your people will be righteous and they will possess the land forever. They are the shoot I have planted, the work of my hands, for the display of my splendor.

Isaiah 61:3
and provide for those who grieve in Zion-- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.

Matthew 15:12
Then the disciples came to him and asked, "Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?"

John 15:1
"I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.

John 15:2
He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.

1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are co-workers in God's service; you are God's field, God's building.

Jude 1:12
These people are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm--shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted--twice dead.
Treasury of Scripture

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