Mark 7:2-4 NRSA

2 they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them.
3 (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they thoroughly wash their hands, thus observing the tradition of the elders;

References for Mark 7:3

    • a 7:3 - Meaning of Gk uncertain
      4 and they do not eat anything from the market unless they wash it; and there are also many other traditions that they observe, the washing of cups, pots, and bronze kettles. )

      References for Mark 7:4

        • b 7:4 - Other ancient authorities read [and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they purify themselves]
        • c 7:4 - Other ancient authorities add [and beds]