New American Standard Bible
And He answered and said to them, "Why do you yourselves transgress 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?
Darby Bible Translation
But he answering said to them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God on account of your traditional teaching?
World English Bible
He answered them, "Why do you also disobey the commandment of God because of your tradition?
Young's Literal Translation
And he answering said to them, 'Wherefore also do ye transgress the command of God because of your tradition?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But he answered ... - They accused him of violating their traditions, as though they were obligatory.
In his answer he implied that his disciples were not bound to obey their traditions - they were invented by human beings. He said, also, that those traditions could not be binding, as they violated the commandments of God. He proceeded to specify a case in which their tradition made void one of the plain laws of God; and if that was their character, then they could not blame him for not regarding them.
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