Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

New American Standard Bible

and had seen that some of His disciples were eating their bread with impure hands, that is, unwashed.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

They observed that some of His disciples were eating their bread with unclean—that is, unwashed—hands.

International Standard Version

They noticed that some of his disciples were eating with unclean hands, that is, without washing them.

A Conservative Version

And having seen some of his disciples eating their loaves with profane hands, that is, unwashed, they accused them.

American Standard Version

and had seen that some of his disciples ate their bread with defiled, that is, unwashen, hands.

Amplified

For they had seen that some of His disciples ate with common hands, that is, unwashed [with hands defiled and unhallowed, because they had not given them a ceremonial washing] -- "

An Understandable Version

They had observed some of His disciples eating their food with contaminated, that is, [ceremonially] unwashed hands.

Anderson New Testament

and when they saw some of his disciples eating bread with common, that is, with unwashed hands:

Bible in Basic English

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

Common New Testament

they saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed.

Daniel Mace New Testament

when observing that some of his disciples were eating with profane hands, that is, without having wash'd them, they found fault.

Godbey New Testament

And seeing certain ones of His disciples eating bread with defiled, that is, unwashed hands.

Goodspeed New Testament

They had noticed that some of his disciples ate their food without first giving their hands a ceremonial washing to purify them.

John Wesley New Testament

And they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, unwashen hands.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

who upon seeing some of his disciples eat bread with common, that is to say, with unwashed, hands, they condemned them.

Julia Smith Translation

And having seen some of his disciples with common hands, that is, unwashed, eating loaves, they rebuked.

King James 2000

And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashed, hands, they found fault.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And they saw that some of his disciples were eating their bread with unclean--that is, unwashed--hands.

Modern King James verseion

And when they saw some of His disciples eating loaves with unclean hands, that is with unwashed hands, they found fault.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And when they saw certain of his disciples eat bread with common hands, that is to say, with unwashen hands, they complained.

Moffatt New Testament

They noticed that some of his disciples ate their food with 'common' (that is, unwashed) hands.

Montgomery New Testament

They had noticed that some of his disciples were eating with "common," that is to say, unwashed hands.

NET Bible

And they saw that some of Jesus' disciples ate their bread with unclean hands, that is, unwashed.

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

and seeing some of his disciples eating bread with defiled, that is, unwashed hands,

Sawyer New Testament

and seeing some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, unwashed hands, [they found fault].

The Emphasized Bible

and, observing certain of his disciples, that, with defiled hands, that is unwashed, they are eating bread, - -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And seeing some of his disciples eating bread with hands unclean, that is, unwashed, they found fault.

Twentieth Century New Testament

They had noticed that some of his disciples ate their food with their hands 'defiled,' by which they meant unwashed.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

They had noticed that some of His disciples were eating their food with 'unclean' (that is to say, unwashed)

Williams New Testament

They had noticed that some of His disciples were in the habit of eating their meals without first giving their hands a ceremonial washing to make them clean.

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

and saw that some of His disciples ate bread with defiled, that is, unwashed hands.

Worsley New Testament

and when they saw some of his disciples eating with impure (that is, unwashed) hands, they found fault:

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

of
μαθητής 
Mathetes 
Usage: 254

his

Usage: 0

μαθητής 
Mathetes 
Usage: 254

eat
ἐσθίω 
Esthio 
Usage: 52

ἄρτος 
Artos 
Usage: 61

with
χείρ 
Cheir 
hand, not tr
Usage: 149

κοινός 
Koinos 
Usage: 12

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

is to say
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

with unwashen
ἄνιπτος 
Aniptos 
Usage: 2

χείρ 
Cheir 
hand, not tr
Usage: 149

Context Readings

Human Traditions And God's Commandments

1 And the Pharisees and some of the scribes, coming from Jerusalem, are gathered together to him, 2 and seeing some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, unwashed, hands, 3 (for the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands diligently, do not eat, holding what has been delivered by the ancients;


Cross References

Acts 10:28

And he said to them, Ye know how it is unlawful for a Jew to be joined or come to one of a strange race, and to me God has shewn to call no man common or unclean.

Romans 14:14

I know, and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean of itself; except to him who reckons anything to be unclean, to that man it is unclean.

Daniel 6:4-5

Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find a pretext against Daniel with respect to the kingdom; but they could not find any pretext or fault; inasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Matthew 7:3-5

But why lookest thou on the mote that is in the eye of thy brother, but observest not the beam that is in thine eye?

Matthew 23:23-25

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye pay tithes of mint and anise and cummin, and ye have left aside the weightier matters of the law, judgment and mercy and faith: these ye ought to have done and not have left those aside.

Acts 10:14-15

And Peter said, In no wise, Lord; for I have never eaten anything common or unclean.

Acts 11:8

And I said, In no wise, Lord, for common or unclean has never entered into my mouth.

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