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they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were (A)defiled, that is, unwashed. (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash[a] their hands, holding to (B)the tradition of (C)the elders, and when they come from the market-place, they do not eat unless they wash.[b] And there are many other traditions that they observe, such as (D)the washing of (E)cups and pots and copper vessels and dining couches.[c])

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  1. Mark 7:3 Greek unless they wash with a fist, probably indicating a kind of ceremonial washing
  2. Mark 7:4 Greek unless they baptize; some manuscripts unless they purify themselves
  3. Mark 7:4 Some manuscripts omit and dining couches