Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.
And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner.
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the traditions of men, according to the elements of the world, and not after Christ.
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for appointed times and for days and years;
who upon seeing some of his disciples eat bread with common, that is to say, with unwashed, hands, they condemned them.
Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why do thy disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders but eat bread with unwashed hands?
For if ye are dead with the Christ to the elements of the world, why, as though living unto the world, do ye decree rites,