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Mark 7:14-15

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called all the multitude to himself, and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand. There is nothing from outside of the man, that going into him can defile him; but the things which proceed out of the man are those that defile the man.”
Mark 7:14-15

Context

Mark 7 [8.] “For you set aside the commandment of God, and hold tightly to the tradition of men—the washing of pitchers and cups, and you do many other such things.” He said to them, “Full well do you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition. For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother;’[b] and, ‘He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him be put to death.’[c] But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or his mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me is Corban[d] , that is to say, given to God”;’ then you no longer allow him to do anything for his father or his mother, making void the word of God by your tradition, which you have handed down. You do many things like this.”

Mark 7 [14.] He called all the multitude to himself, and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand. There is nothing from outside of the man, that going into him can defile him; but the things which proceed out of the man are those that defile the man. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!”

Mark 7 [17.] When he had entered into a house away from the multitude, his disciples asked him about the parable. He said to them, “Are you also without understanding? Don’t you perceive that whatever goes into the man from outside can’t defile him, because it doesn’t go into his heart, but into his stomach, then into the latrine, thus purifying all foods[e]?” He said, “That which proceeds out of the man, that defiles the man. For from within, out of the hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, sexual sins, murders, thefts, covetings, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.”

Footnotes:

b. Mark 7:10 Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16.
c. Mark 7:10 Exodus 21:17; Leviticus 20:9.
d. Mark 7:11 Corban is a Hebrew word for an offering devoted to God.
e. Mark 7:19 or, “making all foods clean”. NU ends Jesus' direct quote and question after “latrine”, ending the verse with “Thus he declared all foods clean.”


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PIB Scriptures are derived from the World English Bible