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they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands defiled, that is, unwashed. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they wash their hands,[a] observing the tradition of the elders;[b] and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless they purify[c] themselves; and there are many other traditions which they observe, the washing of cups and pots and vessels of bronze.[d])

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 7:3 One Greek word is of uncertain meaning and is not translated
  2. 7.3 Mark, writing for Gentiles, explains these Jewish customs.
  3. Mark 7:4 Other ancient authorities read baptize
  4. Mark 7:4 Other ancient authorities add and beds
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