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And they saw that some of His disciples were eating bread with unclean hands, that is, not washed. (For the Pharisees and all Jewish people do not eat unless they wash their hands up to the elbow, keeping the tradition of the elders. And when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they perform a ritual washing.[a] There are many other traditions they have received and hold, such as the washing of cups, pitchers, copper vessels.)[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 7:4 Various mss. say wash or immerse.
  2. Mark 7:4 Some mss. add and dining couches; cf. Exod. 30:17-21.
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