2 they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were 1defiled, that is, unwashed.
References for Mark 7:2
3 (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they washa their hands, holding to 2the tradition of 3the elders,
References for Mark 7:3
    • { 7:3 - Greek unless they wash with a fist, probably indicating a kind of ceremonial washing
      4 and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash.b And there are many other traditions that they observe, such as 4the washing of 5cups and pots and copper vessels and dining couches.c)
      References for Mark 7:4
        • | 7:4 - Greek unless they baptize; some manuscripts unless they purify themselves
        • } 7:4 - Some manuscripts omit and dining couches