Mark 7:2-4 NLT

2 They noticed that some of Jesus' disciples failed to follow the usual Jewish ritual of hand washing before eating.
3 (The Jews, especially the Pharisees, do not eat until they have poured water over their cupped hands, a as required by their ancient traditions.

References for Mark 7:3

    • z 7:3 - Greek <I>washed with the fist.</I>
      4 Similarly, they eat nothing bought from the market unless they have immersed their hands in water. This is but one of many traditions they have clung to -- such as their ceremony of washing cups, pitchers, and kettles.b)

      References for Mark 7:4

        • { 7:4 - Some Greek manuscripts add <I>and dining couches.</I>