Matthew 15:3

“But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But hee answered, and said vnto them, Why doe you also transgresse the Commandement of God by your tradition?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He answered and said to them, "Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in answer he said to them, Why do you, yourselves, go against the word of God on account of the teaching which has been handed down to you?
- Basic English Bible

But he answering said to them, Why do *ye* also transgress the commandment of God on account of your traditional teaching?
- Darby Bible

But he answered and said to them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
- Webster's Bible

Why do you, too, He retorted, "transgress God's commands for the sake of your tradition?
- Weymouth Bible

He answered them, "Why do you also disobey the commandment of God because of your tradition?
- World English Bible

He answeride, and seide to hem, Whi breken ye the maundement of God for youre tradicioun?
- Wycliffe Bible

And he answering said to them, `Wherefore also do ye transgress the command of God because of your tradition?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 15:3


15:3 They wash not their hands when they eat bread - Food in general is termed bread in Hebrew; so that to eat bread is the same as to make a meal.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 15:3


Mt 15:3 Why do ye also transgress? The Lord does not deny their charge, but strikes at the evil by showing that their human traditions led them to break God's written law.

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