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and had seen that some of his disciples ate their bread with [a]defiled, that is, unwashen, hands. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands [b]diligently, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders; and when they come from the marketplace, except they [c]bathe themselves, they eat not; and many other things there are, which they have received to hold, [d]washings of cups, and pots, and brasen vessels[e].)

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  1. Mark 7:2 Or, common
  2. Mark 7:3 Or, up to the elbow. Greek with the fist.
  3. Mark 7:4 Greek baptize. Some ancient authorities read sprinkle themselves.
  4. Mark 7:4 Greek baptizings.
  5. Mark 7:4 Many ancient authorities add and couches.