Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Darby Translation

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

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.

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.

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 who had come from Jerusalem gathered to him. 2 And they saw that some of his disciples were eating their bread with unclean--that is, unwashed--hands. 3 (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands {ritually}, [thus] holding fast to the traditions of the elders.


Cross References

Acts 10:28

And he said to them, "You know that it is forbidden for a Jewish man to associate with or to approach a foreigner. And to me God has shown [that] I should call no man common or unclean.

Romans 14:14

I know and am convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing [is] unclean of itself, except to the one who considers something to be unclean; to that person [it is] unclean.

Daniel 6:4-5

Then the [other] administrators and satraps {began to seek} to find pretext against Daniel {in connection with the kingdom}, but they were not able to find any pretext and {corruption} {because} he was trustworthy, and no negligence or {corruption} {could be found in him}.

Matthew 7:3-5

And why do you see the speck [that is] in your brother's eye, but do not notice the beam of wood in your [own] eye?

Matthew 23:23-25

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees--hypocrites!--because you pay a tenth of mint and dill and cumin, and neglect the more important [matters] of the law--justice and mercy and faithfulness! It was necessary to do these [things] {while not neglecting those}.

Acts 10:14-15

But Peter said, "Certainly not, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common and unclean!"

Acts 11:8

But I said, 'Certainly not, Lord! For nothing common or unclean has ever entered into my mouth!'

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