Matthew 15:3
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English Standard Version
He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he answering, said to them: Why do you also transgress the commandment of God for your tradition? For God said:

English Revised Version
And he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?

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

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

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Vincent's Word Studies

Also (καὶ)

The significance of this little word must not be overlooked. Christ admits that the disciples had transgressed a human injunction, but adds, "Ye also transgress, and in a much greater way." "Whether the disciples transgress or not, you are the greatest transgressors" (Bengel). The one question is met with the other in the same style. Luther says, "He places one wedge against the other, and therewith drives the first back."

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Why.

Matthew 7:3-5 And why behold you the mote that is in your brother's eye, but consider not the beam that is in your own eye...

Mark 7:6-8,13 He answered and said to them, Well has Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honors me with their lips...

Colossians 2:8,23 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world...

Titus 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

Cross References
Matthew 15:2
"Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat."

Matthew 15:4
For God commanded, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.'

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