and they saw some of His disciples eating with hands that were defiled--that is, unwashed.
Cross ReferencesMatthew 15:2
"Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They do not wash their hands when they eat."
So the Pharisees and scribes questioned Jesus: "Why do Your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders? Instead, they eat with defiled hands."
But the Pharisee was astonished to see that Jesus did not first wash before the meal.
"No, Lord!" Peter answered. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."
He said to them, "You know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with a foreigner or visit him. But God has shown me that I should not call any man impure or unclean.
No, Lord,' I said, 'for nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'
I am convinced and fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for him it is unclean.
How much more severely do you think one deserves to be punished who has trampled on the Son of God, profaned the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and insulted the Spirit of grace?
But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who practices an abomination or a lie, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Chapter Outline1. The Pharisees find fault with the disciples for eating with unwashed hands.
8. They break the commandment of God by the traditions of men.
14. Food defiles not the man.
24. He heals the Syrophenician woman's daughter of an unclean spirit;
31. and one that was deaf, and stammered in his speech.
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