New Living Translation
So the Pharisees and teachers of religious law asked him, "Why don't your disciples follow our age-old tradition? They eat without first performing the hand-washing ceremony."
King James Bible
Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?
Darby Bible Translation
then the Pharisees and the scribes ask him, Why do thy disciples not walk according to what has been delivered by the ancients, but eat the bread with defiled hands?
World English Bible
The Pharisees and the scribes asked him, "Why don't your disciples walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with unwashed hands?"
Young's Literal Translation
Then question him do the Pharisees and the scribes, 'Wherefore do thy disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but with unwashed hands do eat the bread?'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:5 The tradition of the elders - The rule delivered down from your forefathers.
LibraryThe Sighs of Christ
(Twelfth Sunday after Trinity.) Mark vii. 34, 35. And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. Why did the Lord Jesus look up to heaven? And why, too, did he sigh? He looked up to heaven, we may believe, because he looked to God the Father; to God, of whom the glorious collect tells us, that he is more ready to hear than we to pray, and is wont to give more …
Charles Kingsley—Town and Country Sermons
The Deaf and Dumb.
Barriers Broken Down
They noticed that some of his disciples failed to follow the Jewish ritual of hand washing before eating.
(The Jews, especially the Pharisees, do not eat until they have poured water over their cupped hands, as required by their ancient traditions.
For you ignore God's law and substitute your own tradition."
Then he said, "You skillfully sidestep God's law in order to hold on to your own tradition.
And so you cancel the word of God in order to hand down your own tradition. And this is only one example among many others."
I was far ahead of my fellow Jews in my zeal for the traditions of my ancestors.
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