We do hard work, toiling with our own hands. When we are verbally abused, we respond with a blessing, when persecuted, we endure,
These are the things that defile a person; it is not eating with unwashed hands that defiles a person.” 1
And they saw that some of Jesus’ disciples ate their bread with unclean hands, that is, unwashed.
to aspire to lead a quiet life, to attend to your own business, and to work with your hands, as we commanded you.
they will pick up snakes with their hands, and whatever poison they drink will not harm them; 1 they will place their hands on the sick and they will be well.”
Jesus 1 was going through the grain fields on 2 a Sabbath, 3 and his disciples picked some heads of wheat, 4 rubbed them in their hands, and ate them. 5
The one who steals must steal no longer; rather he must labor, doing good with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with the one who has need.
The Pharisees and the experts in the law asked him, “Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat 1 with unwashed hands?”
The other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he replied, 1 “Unless I see the wounds 2 from the nails in his hands, and put my finger into the wounds from the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will never believe it!” 3
After these things I looked, and here was 1 an enormous crowd that no one could count, made up of persons from every nation, tribe, 2 people, and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb dressed in long white robes, and with palm branches in their hands.