|Overview - Mark 7|
|1||The Pharisees find fault with the disciples for eating with unwashed hands.|
|8||They break the commandment of God by the traditions of men.|
|14||Meat defiles not the man.|
|24||He heals the Syrophenician woman's daughter of an unclean spirit;|
|31||and one that was deaf, and stammered in his speech.|
Mark 7:3 (King James Version)
For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.
- or, diligently. Greek With the fist. Up to the elbow.
- Theophylact. [Pugme
,] the fist; which Dr.
- Lightfoot illustrates by a tradition from the Talmudical tracts, that when they washed their hands, they washed the fist up to the joint of the arm, [ad perek.] The Jews laid great stress on these washings, or baptisms, [baptismos
,] considering eating with
- unwashen hands no ordinary crime, and feigning that an evil spirit, called Shibta, has a right to sit on the food of him who thus eats, and render it hurtful.* the tradition. 7-10,13 Mt 15:2-6 Ga 1:14 Col 2:8,21-23 1Pe 1:18