Mark 7:2

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

And when they saw some of his disciples eate bread with defiled (that is to say, with vnwashen) hands, they found fault.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Kenny
    What come out of a man Is what defines or defiles Him. This is why we need Jesus in our heart that he will rule our through and by the Holy Ghost, Amen.
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 7:7 HOWBEIT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME TEACHING FOR DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN ****** MARK 7:9 AND --- HE --- SAID UNTO THEM FULL WELL YOU REJECT THE COMMANDMENT OF GOD THAT YOU MAY KEEP YOUR OWN TRADITION ****** LUKE 6:46 AND WHY CALL YOU ME LORD LORD AND DO NOT THE THINGS WHICH I SAY ****** PHILIPPIANS 2:21 FOR ALL SEEK THEIR OWN NOT THE THINGS WHICH ARE JESUS CHRISTS
  • Brianna to Irene123
    The Bible says that ALL scripture is inspired of God. (2 Timothy 3:16) To say that an emperor wrote Matthew 28:19,20 is saying that 2 Timothy 3:16 is a lie. We know that Jesus and his disciples practiced and taught evangelizing.Remember the words at 2 Peter 1:20,21. Interpretation comes from God.
  • Obbie Beal
    WOW! ... the commandments of men..... the commandment of God.... . WOW!
  • Skyler
    I love God he is my hero
  • BSP
    We need to make sure that we examine some of the traditions we hold dear and make sure we know why we are following them and not just because everyone is doing it.

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