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.

Discussion for Matthew 15

  • Emanuel Fernandes
    let the righteous smite me it SHALL BE A KINDNESS let him reprove me its shall be an excellent oil. You want the brethren to rebuke or do you want chastening from the lord which can lead to sin unto death personally I want to be rebuked if its with scripture not with your philosophy
  • Manuelf324
    What we forget as a bible believer is when we rebuke(not scorn which is different) its because we love that person not hate. Heres a verse most kjv bible believers avoid. Thous shalt not HATE THY BROTHER Thou shalt in any wise REBUKE thy neighbor suffer not sin upon him. If you love the brethren you rebuke them you obey God you rebuke them you dont they will get chastened along with you!
  • A disciple
    "And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?" It is no secret to anyone who reads the Bible that there are certain kinds of men who will be offended at the directness of the Lord's speech; especially when it exposes sin and hypocrisy. For the men who were chosen to be the Lord's anointed Sent Ones, the rebuke is accepted as a shaming, in order to push them to grow up and be better men.
  • Insight777
    The Jews had laws they followed only in rituals, outward shows of faith. But if their faith required them to actually do its works of charity or forgiveness, they were not interested.
    After all, they do not have to honor their parents or feed the fatherless and widows because they can go to the temple and pay the priests for a helpless animal to be slaughtered in their name and walk out blameless!
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 15:9 BUT IN VAIN THEY DO WORSHIP ME TEACHING FOR DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN CLOSSIANS 2:22 WHICH ALL ARE TO PERISH WITH THE USING AFTER THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN *****JAME 5:20 LET HIM KNOW THAT HE WHICH CONVERTETH THE SINNER FROM THE ERROR OF HIS WAY SHALL SAVE A SOUL FROM DEATH AND SHALL HIDE A MULTITUDE OF SINS*****EPHESIANS 4:27 NEITHER GIVE PLACE TO THE devil
  • Steve morrow
    *****MATTHEW 15:16 AND JESUS SAID ARE YOU ALSO YET WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING*****

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