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Mark 7:8

    Mark 7:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Ye leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For, turning away from the law of God, you keep the rules of men.

    Webster's Revision

    Ye leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men.

    World English Bible

    "For you set aside the commandment of God, and hold tightly to the tradition of men--the washing of pitchers and cups, and you do many other such things."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Ye leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 7:8

    Washing of pots and cups, etc. - This whole clause is wanting in BL, five others, and the Coptic: one MS. omits this and the whole of the ninth verse. The eighth verse is not found in the parallel place of Matthew 15:7-9.

    Barnes' Notes on Mark 7:8

    Laying aside - Rejecting, or making, it give place to traditions; considering the traditions as superior in authority to the divine law. This was the uniform doctrine of the Pharisees. See the notes at Matthew 15:1-9.

    The tradition of men - What has been handed down by human beings, or what rests solely on their authority.
    Book: Mark