Mark 7:3
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English Standard Version
(For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, holding to the tradition of the elders,

King James Bible
For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.

American Standard Version
(For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands diligently, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Pharisees, and all the Jews eat not without often washing their hands, holding the tradition of the ancients:

English Revised Version
For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands diligently, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders:

Webster's Bible Translation
For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands often eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.

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oft. or, diligently. Gr. With the fist. Up to the elbow. Theophylact. [Pugme,] the fist; which Dr. Lightfoot illustrates by a tradition from the Talmudical tracts, that when they washed their hands, they washed the fist up to the joint of the arm, [ad perek.] The Jews laid great stress on these washings, or baptisms, [baptismos,] considering eating with unwashen hands no ordinary crime, and feigning that an evil spirit, called Shibta, has a right to sit on the food of him who thus eats, and render it hurtful.

the tradition.

Mark 7:7-10,13 However, in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men...

Matthew 15:2-6 Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread...

Galatians 1:14 And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers...

Colossians 2:8,21-23 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world...

1 Peter 1:18 For as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold...

Cross References
Mark 7:5
And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, "Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?"

Mark 7:8
You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men."

Mark 7:9
And he said to them, "You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition!

Mark 7:13
thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do."

Luke 11:38
The Pharisee was astonished to see that he did not first wash before dinner.

John 2:6
Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.

Galatians 1:14
And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers.

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