7:3 (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they perform a ritual washing, 1 holding fast to the tradition of the elders. 7:4 And when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. They hold fast to many other traditions: the washing of cups, pots, kettles, and dining couches. 2 ) 3
1 tn Grk “except they wash the hands with a fist,” a ceremonial washing (though the actual method is uncertain).
2 tc Several important witnesses (Ì45vid א B L Δ 28* pc) lack “and dining couches” (καὶ κλινῶν, kai klinwn), while the majority of