Mark 7:2
New International Version
and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed.

New Living Translation
They noticed that some of his disciples failed to follow the Jewish ritual of hand washing before eating.

English Standard Version
they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed.

Berean Study Bible
and they saw some of His disciples eating with hands that were defiled—that is, unwashed.

Berean Literal Bible
And they had seen that some of His disciples are eating the bread with defiled, that is, unwashed hands.

King James Bible
And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault.

New King James Version
Now when they saw some of His disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault.

New American Standard Bible
and saw that some of His disciples were eating their bread with unholy hands, that is, unwashed.

NASB 1995
and had seen that some of His disciples were eating their bread with impure hands, that is, unwashed.

NASB 1977
and had seen that some of His disciples were eating their bread with impure hands, that is, unwashed.

Amplified Bible
and they had seen that some of His disciples ate their bread with [ceremonially] impure hands, that is, unwashed [and defiled according to Jewish religious ritual].

Christian Standard Bible
They observed that some of his disciples were eating bread with unclean —that is, unwashed—hands.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They observed that some of His disciples were eating their bread with unclean—that is, unwashed—hands.

American Standard Version
and had seen that some of his disciples ate their bread with defiled, that is, unwashen, hands.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they saw some of his disciples eating bread when they had not washed their hands, and they found fault.

Contemporary English Version
They noticed that some of his disciples ate without first washing their hands.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they had seen some of his disciples eat bread with common, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault.

English Revised Version
and had seen that some of his disciples ate their bread with defiled, that is, unwashen, hands.

Good News Translation
They noticed that some of his disciples were eating their food with hands that were ritually unclean--that is, they had not washed them in the way the Pharisees said people should. (

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They saw that some of his disciples were unclean because they ate without washing their hands.

International Standard Version
They noticed that some of his disciples were eating with unclean hands, that is, without washing them.

Literal Standard Version
and having seen certain of His disciples with defiled hands—that is, unwashed—eating bread, they found fault;

NET Bible
And they saw that some of Jesus' disciples ate their bread with unclean hands, that is, unwashed.

New Heart English Bible
Now when they saw that some of his disciples ate bread with defiled, that is, unwashed, hands, they found fault.

Weymouth New Testament
They had noticed that some of His disciples were eating their food with 'unclean' (that is to say, unwashed)

World English Bible
Now when they saw some of his disciples eating bread with defiled, that is, unwashed, hands, they found fault.

Young's Literal Translation
and having seen certain of his disciples with defiled hands -- that is, unwashed -- eating bread, they found fault;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Tradition and Worship
1Then the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, 2and they saw some of His disciples eating with hands that were defiled— that is, unwashed. 3Now in holding to the tradition of the elders, the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat until they wash their hands ceremonially.…

Cross References
Matthew 15:2
"Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They do not wash their hands before they eat."

Mark 7:5
So the Pharisees and scribes questioned Jesus: "Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders? Instead, they eat with defiled hands."

Luke 11:38
But the Pharisee was surprised to see that Jesus did not first wash before the meal.

Acts 10:14
"No, Lord!" Peter answered. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."

Acts 10:28
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.

Acts 11:8
No, Lord,' I said, 'for nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'

Romans 14:14
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.


Treasury of Scripture

And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashed, hands, they found fault.

defiled.

Acts 10:14,15,28
But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean…

they found.

Daniel 6:4,5
Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him…

Matthew 7:3-5
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? …

Matthew 23:23-25
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone…









(2) With defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands.--The first word means literally common. This came to be associated, as in Acts 10:14, with what was "unclean," and so, for Jews at all events, the word acquired a new meaning. St. Mark's Gentile readers, however, were not likely to understand what was meant by "common hands," and therefore he adds his explanation of "unwashed."



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

they saw
ἰδόντες (idontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

some
τινὰς (tinas)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

of
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

disciples
μαθητῶν (mathētōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

eating
ἐσθίουσιν (esthiousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2068: Strengthened for a primary edo; used only in certain tenses, the rest being supplied by phago; to eat.

[with] hands
χερσίν (chersin)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 5495: A hand.

[that were] defiled—
κοιναῖς (koinais)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2839: Probably from sun; common, i.e. shared by all or several, or profane.

that
τοῦτ’ (tout’)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

is,
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

unwashed.
ἀνίπτοις (aniptois)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 449: Unwashed, ceremonially unclean. Without ablution.


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