New American Standard Bible
He was also saying to them, "You are experts at setting aside the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition.
King James Bible
And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, Well do ye set aside the commandment of God, that ye may observe what is delivered by yourselves to keep.
World English Bible
He said to them, "Full well do you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.
Young's Literal Translation
And he said to them, 'Well do ye put away the command of God that your tradition ye may keep;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Full well - These words are capable of different interpretations. Some read them as a question: "Do ye do well in rejecting?" etc. Others suppose they mean "skillfully, cunningly." "You show great cunning or art, in laying aside God's commands and substituting in their place those of men." Others suppose them to be ironical. "How nobly you act! From conscientious attachment to your traditions you have made void the law of God;" meaning to intimate by it that they had acted wickedly and basely.
LibraryThe Influence of Tradition.
"Making the word of God of none effect through your traditions: and many such like things ye do."--ST. MARK vii. 13. Such was our Lord's word to the Pharisees; and if we turn to our own life it is difficult if not impossible for us fully to estimate the influence which traditions exercise upon it. They are so woven into the web of thought and opinion, and daily habits and practices, that none of us can claim to escape them. Moreover, as any institution or society grows older, this influence of the …
John Percival—Sermons at Rugby
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(For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they carefully wash their hands, thus observing the traditions of the elders;
The Pharisees and the scribes asked Him, "Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with impure hands?"
2 Corinthians 11:4
For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.
and I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions.
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