He answered and said to them, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?

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And He answered and said to them, “Why do you yourselves also break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?

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He replied to them, “Why also do you violate the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition [handed down by the elders]?

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Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?

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

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And in vain they worship Me,
(A)Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’

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And in vain do they worship Me,
Teaching as (A)doctrines the commandments of men.’”

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But in vain do they worship Me,
For they teach as doctrines the precepts of men.’”(A)

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They worship me in vain;
    their teachings are merely human rules.(A)[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 15:9 Isaiah 29:13

But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

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And in vain they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’

For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men—[a]the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do.”

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 7:8 NU omits the rest of v. 8.

(A)And in vain do they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’

Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the (B)tradition of men.”

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They worship Me in vain [their worship is meaningless and worthless, a pretense],
Teaching the precepts of men as doctrines [giving their traditions equal weight with the Scriptures].’(A)

You disregard and neglect the commandment of God, and cling [faithfully] to the tradition of men.”

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They worship me in vain;
    their teachings are merely human rules.’[a](A)

You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.”(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 7:7 Isaiah 29:13

Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.

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