Mark 7:2

“And when they saw some of his disciples eate bread with defiled (that is to say, with vnwashen) hands, they found fault.”

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

and had seen that some of His disciples were eating their bread with impure hands, that is, unwashed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and had seen that some of his disciples ate their bread with defiled, that is, unwashen, hands.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And had seen that some of his disciples took their bread with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands.
- Basic English Bible

and seeing some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, unwashed, hands,
- Darby Bible

And when they saw some of his disciples eating bread with defiled (that is to say with unwashed) hands, they found fault.
- Webster's Bible

They had noticed that some of His disciples were eating their food with `unclean' (that is to say, unwashed) hands.
- Weymouth Bible

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

And whanne thei hadden seen summe of hise disciplis ete breed with vnwaisschen hoondis, thei blameden.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having seen certain of his disciples with defiled hands -- that is, unwashed -- eating bread, they found fault;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Mark 7:2


Mr 7:2 Eat bread with defiled . . . hands. Not dirty, but "unwashed". The "tradition of the elders" (Mt 15:2 Mr 7:3,5) required them to always wash before eating lest they might have touched something ceremonially unclean.

Discussion for Mark 7

  • Steve morrow
    MARK 7:6 HE ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO THEM WELL HATH ISAIAH PROPHESIED OF YOU HYPOCRITES AS IT IS WRITTEN THIS PEOPLE HONORETH ME WITH THEIR LIPS BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR FROM ME --- ROMANS 2:11 for there is no respect of persons with GOD COLOSSIANS 3:18 WIVES SUBMIT YOURSELVES UNTO YOUR OWN HUSBANDS AS IT IS FIT IN THE LORD 1 TIMOTHY 2:11 LET THE WOMAN LEARN IN SILENCE WITH --ALL SUBJECTION--
  • Steve morrow
    JESUS TAUGHT --- BEAR YOU ONE ANOTHERS BURDEN AND SO FULFIL THE LAW OF CHRIST HEBREWS 7:12 FOR THE PRIESTHOOD BEING CHANGED THERE IS OF NECESSITY A CHANGE ALSO OF THE LAW --7:22-- by so much was JESUS made a surety of a better testament --7:24-- but this man because HE continueth ever --- HATH AN UNCHANGEABLE PRIESTHOOD ---
  • Steve morrow
    DIFFERENCE --- MARK 7:7 HOWBEIT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME TEACHING FOR DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN ROMANS 8:1 there is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD who walk not after the flesh but after the spirit --8:2-- for the --- law of the spirit of life --- in CHRIST JESUS HATH MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH
  • JP
    Jesus Christ came to save the house of Israel to fulfill the law and prophesy first as the Word of God clearly says, but this greek woman was a gentile and Jesus saw her faith in him and he blessed her by answering her prayer. Jesus Christ is God and cannot make a mistake.
  • Obbie Beal
    1-5 we learn of 'customary practices' of /by church-folks; church-folks elevate such 'customary practices' above the COMMANDMENTS OF Jehovah /GOD; GOD is concern with SALVATION plus verse 20, 21, 22, 23; in 2019 the world has proven to GOD they will have nothing other than 20, 21, 22, 23; now the ball is in GOD's hand /court and the world SHALL see what play /move GOD will make (READY or Not).
  • Obbie Beal
    20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man. (Jew or Gentile this verse applies to the heart of both)

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