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

  • Steve morrow
    *****MATTHEW 15:16 AND JESUS SAID ARE YOU ALSO YET WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING*****
  • Lu2677
    "But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." Matthew 15:9
  • Irene123
    When I was 18 I had had scoliosis for 2 yrs. I am 75 now. At 18 my left hip was 4 in. higher than my right; my spine was a backward 'S'. In June of '60 the Lord healed me, but I didn't know it was Him for 10 yrs. In '60 I had 'heard' there was a God; that was about it. I 'learned' that much in a mainstream church. So, Jesus does heal without OUR prayers, but I KNOW someone was praying for me.
  • Michele Miller
    Insight777: This is just to help you understand the right meaning of Matthew15:26NIV. "It's not right to take the childrens bread and toss it to their dogs."CHILDREN meansJews. BREAD means the word of God. DOGS means.Gentiles."We" were/are considered unclean to Jews..Jesus wasn't calling her a dog,being mean.He talked to her in a way she could understand.With her answer he was moved,and so healed.
  • Michele Miller
    insight777
    Im just trying to help you understand the right meaning of Matthew15:26 NIV "It is not right to take the childrens(Jews) bread (Word of God)and toss it to their dogs." (Gentiles) 24:" I have only been sent to the lost sheep of Israel." He was trying to save HIS "lost sheep" first. When the woman gave her reply,jesus found favor in her and healed her daughter. God is good.
  • Gideon
    I have no option than to love Him with all my heart because He first love me.

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