(For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they carefully wash their hands, thus observing the traditions of the elders;
thus invalidating the word of God by your tradition which you have handed down; and you do many things such as that.”
and I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions.
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.
“Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.”
The Pharisees and the scribes *asked Him, “Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with impure hands?”
‘But in vain do they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.’
“Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!”
knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,