(The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders.(A)

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When they come from the marketplace they do not eat unless they wash. And they observe many other traditions, such as the washing of cups, pitchers and kettles.[a])(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 7:4 Some early manuscripts pitchers, kettles and dining couches

25 An argument developed between some of John’s disciples and a certain Jew over the matter of ceremonial washing.(A)

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