They observed that some of his disciples were eating bread with unclean(A)—that is, unwashed—hands. (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, keeping the tradition of the elders. When they come from the marketplace,(B) they do not eat unless they have washed.(C) And there are many other customs they have received and keep, like the washing of cups, pitchers, kettles, and dining couches.[a](D))

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  1. 7:4 Other mss omit and dining couches

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