Mark 7:1-5 NIV

That Which Defiles

1 The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus

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      2 and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed.

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      3 (The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders.

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          4 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 )

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            • u 7:4 - Some early manuscripts "pitchers, kettles and dining couches"
              5 So the Pharisees and teachers of the law asked Jesus, “Why don’t your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders instead of eating their food with defiled hands?”

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