They observed that some of His disciples were eating their bread with unclean(A)—that is, unwashed—hands. (For the Pharisees, in fact all the Jews, will not eat unless they wash their hands ritually, keeping the tradition of the elders. When they come from the marketplace,(B) they do not eat unless they have washed.(C) And there are many other customs they have received and keep, like the washing of cups, jugs, copper utensils, and dining couches.[a](D))

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  1. Mark 7:4 Other mss omit and dining couches

and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled,(A) that is, unwashed. (The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders.(B) When they come from the marketplace they do not eat unless they wash. And they observe many other traditions, such as the washing of cups, pitchers and kettles.[a])(C)

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  1. Mark 7:4 Some early manuscripts pitchers, kettles and dining couches

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