Matthew 3:1111 a “I baptize you with water b for repentance, but c he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you d with the Holy Spirit and e fire.
Mark 7:2-52they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were f defiled, that is, unwashed. 3(For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, ▼
▼Greek unless they wash the hands with a fist, probably indicating a kind of ceremonial washingholding to h the tradition of i the elders, 4and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. ▼
▼Greek unless they baptize; some manuscripts unless they purify themselvesAnd there are many other traditions that they observe, such as k the washing of l cups and pots and copper vessels and dining couches. ▼
▼Some manuscripts omit and dining couches) 5And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not walk according to n the tradition of o the elders p but eat with q defiled hands?”
Mark 7:88You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.”
John 2:66Now there were six stone water jars there r for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty s gallons. ▼
▼Greek two or three measures (metrētas); a metrētēs was about 10 gallons or 35 liters
Hebrews 6:22and of u instruction about washings, ▼
▼Or baptisms (that is, cleansing rites)w the laying on of hands, x the resurrection of the dead, and y eternal judgment.
Hebrews 9:1010but deal only with z food and drink and aa various washings, regulations for the body imposed until the time of reformation.
Hebrews 9:13-1413For if ab the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with ac the ashes of a heifer, sanctify ▼
▼Or For if the sprinkling of defiled persons with the blood of goats and bulls and with the ashes of a heifer sanctifiesfor the purification of the flesh, 14how much more will ae the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit af offered himself without blemish to God, ag purify our ▼
▼Some manuscripts yourconscience ai from dead works aj to serve the living God.
Hebrews 9:2323Thus it was necessary for ak the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
1 Peter 3:2121Baptism, which corresponds to this al now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but am as an appeal to God for a good conscience an through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
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