New Living Translation
"Why do your disciples disobey our age-old tradition? For they ignore our tradition of ceremonial hand washing before they eat."
King James Bible
Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
Darby Bible Translation
Why do thy disciples transgress what has been delivered by the ancients? for they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.
World English Bible
"Why do your disciples disobey the tradition of the elders? For they don't wash their hands when they eat bread."
Young's Literal Translation
'Wherefore do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they do not wash their hands when they may eat bread.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
15:2 The elders - The chief doctors or, teachers among the Jews.
LibraryHow to Make Use of Christ for Cleansing of us from Our Daily Spots.
Having spoken of the way of making use of Christ for removing the guilt of our daily transgressions, we come to speak of the way of making use of Christ, for taking away the guilt that cleaveth to the soul, through daily transgressions; "for every sin defileth the man," Matt. xv. 20; and the best are said to have their spots, and to need washing, which presupposeth filthiness and defilement, Eph. v. 27. John xiii. 8-10. Hence we are so oft called to this duty of washing and making us clean. Isa. …
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life
Second Withdrawal from Herod's Territory.
Another Avoiding of Herod's Territory.
Jesus Fails to Attend the Third Passover.
Jesus replied, "And why do you, by your traditions, violate the direct commandments of God?
They noticed that some of his disciples failed to follow the Jewish ritual of hand washing before eating.
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."
His host was amazed to see that he sat down to eat without first performing the hand-washing ceremony required by Jewish custom.
I was far ahead of my fellow Jews in my zeal for the traditions of my ancestors.
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