Mark 7:8

For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For laying aside the Commandement of God, yee hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots, and cups: and many other such like things ye doe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For, turning away from the law of God, you keep the rules of men.
- Basic English Bible

[For], leaving the commandment of God, ye hold what is delivered by men [to keep] -- washings of vessels and cups, and many other such like things ye do.
- Darby Bible

For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
- Webster's Bible

You neglect God's Commandment: you hold fast to men's traditions.
- Weymouth Bible

For you set aside the commandment of God, and hold tightly to the tradition of men--the washing of pitchers and cups, and you do many other such things.
- World English Bible

For ye leeuen the maundement of God, and holden the tradiciouns of men, wasschyngis of watir vessels, and of cuppis; and many othir thingis lijk to these ye doon.
- Wycliffe Bible

for, having put away the command of God, ye hold the tradition of men, baptisms of pots and cups; and many other such like things ye do.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Mark 7

  • BSP
    We need to make sure that we examine some of the traditions we hold dear and make sure we know why we are following them and not just because everyone is doing it.
  • BSP
    Jesus way saying that many were just paying lip service to him. They didn't really have a clean heart in their worship.
  • Melissa Martinez
    I think it is saying in verse 6 chapter 7 from the book of MARK that men can speak or say anything. But God knows all things and he knew that they didn't feel those ways in their hearts.as to go into verse 7 Jesus is saying how can it be that they worship him in vain, they are speaking of doctrines ,the commandments of men. They were ignoring the commandment of God and speaking their own belief.
  • Dee
    he also said he is the end to the law
  • JP
    I think you're wrong. Read Acts chapters 10 and 15.
  • Outrider
    Mark 7:14...23 has been used for eons to justify eating anything the Christian wants to. These passages DO NOT determine what the definition of what meat food is, this can only be found in Leviticus. Our LORD God YHWH defined for us what is meat food and what is an abomination to us. The Lord does not change and Jesus told us that he did not come to destroy the law but to fulfill it, and he kept God's law perfectly. So now re-read these passages and apply the definition of food per Leviticus to them and you will find, this is saying nothing at all about what you can eat. Food has been defined long before in Leviticus. Please read and compare what I have said, let the Holy Spirit guide your thoughts, and remember why follow man's commandments when you have a set of perfect commandments from God!

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