"Why do your disciples disobey the tradition of the elders? For they don't wash their hands when they eat bread."
When the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that he had not first washed himself before dinner.
Be careful that you don't let anyone rob you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after Christ.
God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of sky to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;
Now when they saw some of his disciples eating bread with defiled, that is, unwashed, hands, they found fault.
The Pharisees and the scribes asked him, "Why don't your disciples walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with unwashed hands?"
If you died with Christ from the elements of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to ordinances,