“Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.”
When the Pharisee saw it, he was surprised that He had not first ceremonially washed before the meal.
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.
Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;
and had seen that some of His disciples were eating their bread with impure hands, that is, unwashed.
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?”
If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as,
knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,