John 3:25; Mark 7:3-4

25 Now a discussion arose between some of John's disciples and a Jew over zpurification.


(For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly,1 holding to sthe tradition of tthe elders, and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash.2 And there are many other traditions that they observe, such as uthe washing of vcups and pots and copper vessels and dining couches.3)