New Living Translation
His host was amazed to see that he sat down to eat without first performing the hand-washing ceremony required by Jewish custom.
King James Bible
And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner.
Darby Bible Translation
But the Pharisee seeing it wondered that he had not first washed before dinner.
World English Bible
When the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that he had not first washed himself before dinner.
Young's Literal Translation
and the Pharisee having seen, did wonder that he did not first baptize himself before the dinner.
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Discourse 6 "Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: Otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: And thy Father, which seeth in …
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When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to those who were following him, he said, "I tell you the truth, I haven't seen faith like this in all Israel!
"Why do your disciples disobey our age-old tradition? For they ignore our tradition of ceremonial hand washing before they eat."
They noticed that some of his disciples failed to follow the Jewish ritual of hand washing before eating.
(The Jews, especially the Pharisees, do not eat until they have poured water over their cupped hands, as required by their ancient traditions.
As Jesus was speaking, one of the Pharisees invited him home for a meal. So he went in and took his place at the table.
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