New International Version
Jesus replied, "And why do you break the command 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Why do ye - transgress the commandment - Ye accuse my disciples of transgressing the traditions of the elders - I accuse you of transgressing the commands of God, and that too in favor of your own tradition; thus preferring the inventions of men to the positive precepts of God. Pretenders to zeal often prefer superstitious usages to the Divine law, and human inventions to the positive duties of Christianity.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Eversley, Second Sunday in Lent, 1872. St Matthew xv. 22-28. "And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
The Perseverance of Faith
The Deaf Stammerer Healed and Four Thousand Fed.
Third Withdrawal from Herod's Territory.
"Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don't wash their hands before they eat!"
For God said, 'Honor your father and mother' and 'Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.'
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