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

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Discussion for Mark 7

  • Steve morrow
    MARK 7:7 HOWBEIT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME TEACHING FOR DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN ****** MARK 7:9 AND --- HE --- SAID UNTO THEM FULL WELL YOU REJECT THE COMMANDMENT OF GOD THAT YOU MAY KEEP YOUR OWN TRADITION ****** LUKE 6:46 AND WHY CALL YOU ME LORD LORD AND DO NOT THE THINGS WHICH I SAY ****** PHILIPPIANS 2:21 FOR ALL SEEK THEIR OWN NOT THE THINGS WHICH ARE JESUS CHRISTS
  • Brianna to Irene123
    The Bible says that ALL scripture is inspired of God. (2 Timothy 3:16) To say that an emperor wrote Matthew 28:19,20 is saying that 2 Timothy 3:16 is a lie. We know that Jesus and his disciples practiced and taught evangelizing.Remember the words at 2 Peter 1:20,21. Interpretation comes from God.
  • Obbie Beal
    WOW! ... the commandments of men..... the commandment of God.... . WOW!
  • Irene123
    To BSP on 'traditions' - such as the very words of Matt. 28:19. I think you are aware of Acts 2:38. And you probably know that emperor Constantine in 325 a.d. instituted the words of Matt. 28:19 - under pressure of the catholic church. It's all in Wikipedia. And any other encycl. The words of Matt. were never used before 325 a.d. Jesus church of Acts was baptizing long before this; cont.....
  • Skyler
    I love God he is my hero
  • 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.

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