Matthew 15:2
Good News Translation
"Why is it that your disciples disobey the teaching handed down by our ancestors? They don't wash their hands in the proper way before they eat!"

Contemporary English Version
"Why don't your disciples obey what our ancestors taught us to do? They don't even wash their hands before they eat."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the ancients? For they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

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Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the ancients? For they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

transgress.

Mark 7:2,5 And when they had seen some of his disciples eat bread with common, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault. . . .

Genesis 1:14 And God said: Let there be lights made in the firmament of heaven, to divide the day and the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years:

Colossians 2:8,20-23 Beware lest any man cheat you by philosophy and vain deceit: according to the tradition of men according to the elements of the world and not according to Christ. . . .

1 Peter 1:18 Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as gold or silver, from your vain conversation of the tradition of your fathers:

tradition.

Context
Tradition and Worship
1Then came to him from Jerusalem scribes and Pharisees, saying: 2Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the ancients? For they wash not their hands when they eat bread. 3But he answering, said to them: Why do you also transgress the commandment of God for your tradition? For God said:…
Cross References
Matthew 15:3
But he answering, said to them: Why do you also transgress the commandment of God for your tradition? For God said:

Mark 7:2
And when they had seen some of his disciples eat bread with common, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault.

Mark 7:5
And the Pharisees and scribes asked him: Why do not thy disciples walk according to the tradition of the ancients, but they eat bread with common hands?

Luke 11:38
And the Pharisee began to say, thinking within himself, why he was not washed before dinner.

Galatians 1:14
And I made progress in the Jew's religion above many of my equals in my own nation, being more abundantly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.

Additional Translations
“Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They do not wash their hands before they eat.”

"Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they shall eat bread."

Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

Why do thy disciples transgress what has been delivered by the ancients? for they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.

Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

"Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the Elders by not washing their hands before meals?"

"Why do your disciples disobey the tradition of the elders? For they don't wash their hands when they eat bread."

'Wherefore do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they do not wash their hands when they may eat bread.'
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