Luke 11:38

“And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when the Pharise saw it, he marueiled that he had not first washed before dinner.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When the Pharisee saw it, he was surprised that He had not first ceremonially washed before the meal.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first bathed himself before dinner.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when the Pharisee saw it, he was surprised because he came to the meal without first washing himself.
- Basic English Bible

But the Pharisee seeing [it] wondered that he had not first washed before dinner.
- Darby Bible

And when the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that he had not first washed before dinner.
- Webster's Bible

Now the Pharisee saw to his surprise that He did not wash His hands before breakfasting.
- Weymouth Bible

When the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that he had not first washed himself before dinner.
- World English Bible

And the Farisee bigan to seie, gessynge with ynne hym silf, whi he was not waschen bifor mete.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the Pharisee having seen, did wonder that he did not first baptize himself before the dinner.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 11:38


Lu 11:38 Marvelled that he had not first washed. Dipped his hands. The tradition of the elders required those who came in from without to immerse their hands before eating. See notes on Mt 15:2 Mr 7:2-5.

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