Mark 7:5

“Then the Pharises and Scribes asked him, Why walke not thy disciples according to the tradition of the Elders, but eate bread with vnwashen hands?”

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Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?
- King James Version

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?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the Pharisees and the scribes ask him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with defiled hands?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Pharisees and the scribes put the question to him, Why do your disciples not keep the rules of the fathers, but take their bread with unwashed hands?
- Basic English Bible

then the Pharisees and the scribes ask him, Why do thy disciples not walk according to what has been delivered by the ancients, but eat the bread with defiled hands?
- Darby Bible

Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?
- Webster's Bible

So the Pharisees and Scribes put the question to Him: "Why do your disciples transgress the traditions of the Elders, and eat their food with unclean hands?"
- Weymouth Bible

The Pharisees and the scribes asked him, "Why don't your disciples walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with unwashed hands?"
- World English Bible

And Farisees and scribis axiden hym, and seiden, Whi gon not thi disciplis aftir the tradicioun of eldere men, but with vnwasschen hondis thei eten breed?
- Wycliffe Bible

Then question him do the Pharisees and the scribes, `Wherefore do thy disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but with unwashed hands do eat the bread?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 7:5


7:5 The tradition of the elders - The rule delivered down from your forefathers.


People's Bible Notes for Mark 7:5


Mr 7:5 The Pharisees and scribes asked him. On the Savior's discourse that follows, Mr 7:5-23, consult notes on Mt 15:1-20.

Discussion for Mark 7

  • Teri
    Jesus is God, and makes no mistakes because He Knows All Things! It shows that by healing the gentile woman, God is no respecter of persons...
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 7:6 HE ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO THEM WELL HATH ISAIAH PROPHESIED OF YOU HYPOCRITES AS IT IS WRITTEN THIS PEOPLE HONORETH ME WITH THEIR LIPS BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR FROM ME --- ROMANS 2:11 for there is no respect of persons with GOD COLOSSIANS 3:18 WIVES SUBMIT YOURSELVES UNTO YOUR OWN HUSBANDS AS IT IS FIT IN THE LORD 1 TIMOTHY 2:11 LET THE WOMAN LEARN IN SILENCE WITH --ALL SUBJECTION--
  • Steve morrow
    JESUS TAUGHT --- BEAR YOU ONE ANOTHERS BURDEN AND SO FULFIL THE LAW OF CHRIST HEBREWS 7:12 FOR THE PRIESTHOOD BEING CHANGED THERE IS OF NECESSITY A CHANGE ALSO OF THE LAW --7:22-- by so much was JESUS made a surety of a better testament --7:24-- but this man because HE continueth ever --- HATH AN UNCHANGEABLE PRIESTHOOD ---
  • Steve morrow
    DIFFERENCE --- MARK 7:7 HOWBEIT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME TEACHING FOR DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN ROMANS 8:1 there is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD who walk not after the flesh but after the spirit --8:2-- for the --- law of the spirit of life --- in CHRIST JESUS HATH MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH
  • JP
    Jesus Christ came to save the house of Israel to fulfill the law and prophesy first as the Word of God clearly says, but this greek woman was a gentile and Jesus saw her faith in him and he blessed her by answering her prayer. Jesus Christ is God and cannot make a mistake.
  • Obbie Beal
    1-5 we learn of 'customary practices' of /by church-folks; church-folks elevate such 'customary practices' above the COMMANDMENTS OF Jehovah /GOD; GOD is concern with SALVATION plus verse 20, 21, 22, 23; in 2019 the world has proven to GOD they will have nothing other than 20, 21, 22, 23; now the ball is in GOD's hand /court and the world SHALL see what play /move GOD will make (READY or Not).

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