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Matthew 15:13

    Matthew 15:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But he said in answer, Every plant which my Father in heaven has not put in the earth, will be taken up by the roots.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 15:13

    Every plant - Every plantation. So I render φυτεια, and so it is translated in the Itala version which accompanies the Greek text in the Codex Bezae, omnis plantatio, and so the word is rendered by Suidas. This gives a different turn to the text. The Pharisees, as a religious body, were now a plantation of trees, which God did not plant, water, nor own: therefore, they should be rooted up, not left to wither and die, but the fellers, and those who root up, (the Roman armies), should come against and destroy them, and the Christian Church was to be planted in their place. Since the general dispersion of the Jews, this sect, I believe, has ceased to exist as a separate body, among the descendants of Jacob. The first of the apostolical constitutions begins thus: Θεου φυτεια η καθολικη εκκλησια, και αμπελων αυτου εκλεκτος. The Catholic Church is the plantation of God, and his chosen vineyard.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 15:13

    Every plant ... - Religious doctrine is not inaptly compared to a plant. See 1 Corinthians 3:6-8. It is planted in the mind for the purpose of producing fruit in the life, or right conduct. Jesus here says that all those doctrines of which his Father was not the author must be rooted up or corrected. The false doctrines of the Pharisees, therefore, must be attacked, and it was no wonder if they were indignant. It could not be helped. It was his duty to attack them. He was not surprised that they were enraged; but, notwithstanding their opposition, their doctrine should be destroyed.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 15:13

    15:13 Every plant - That is, every doctrine.