Mark 7:20
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New International Version
He went on: "What comes out of a person is what defiles them.

New Living Translation
And then he added, "It is what comes from inside that defiles you.

English Standard Version
And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him.

Berean Study Bible
He continued: "What comes out of a man, that is what defiles him.

Berean Literal Bible
And He was saying, "That going forth out of the man, that defiles the man.

New American Standard Bible
And He was saying, "That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man.

King James Bible
And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He said, "What comes out of a person--that defiles him.

International Standard Version
Then he continued, "It's what comes out of a person that makes a person unclean,

NET Bible
He said, "What comes out of a person defiles him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But the thing that proceeds from a man, that defiles the man.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He continued, "It's what comes out of a person that makes him unclean.

New American Standard 1977
And He was saying, “That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For he had said that it is what comes out of the man that defiles the man.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said, That which came out of the man, that defiles the man.

American King James Version
And he said, That which comes out of the man, that defiles the man.

American Standard Version
And he said, That which proceedeth out of the man, that defileth the man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he said that the things which come out from a man, they defile a man.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, That which goes forth out of the man, that defiles the man.

English Revised Version
And he said, That which proceedeth out of the man, that defileth the man.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.

Weymouth New Testament
"What comes out of a man," He added, "that it is which makes him unclean.

World English Bible
He said, "That which proceeds out of the man, that defiles the man.

Young's Literal Translation
And he said -- 'That which is coming out from the man, that doth defile the man;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:14-23 Our wicked thoughts and affections, words and actions, defile us, and these only. As a corrupt fountain sends forth corrupt streams, so does a corrupt heart send forth corrupt reasonings, corrupt appetites and passions, and all the wicked words and actions that come from them. A spiritual understanding of the law of God, and a sense of the evil of sin, will cause a man to seek for the grace of the Holy Spirit, to keep down the evil thoughts and affections that work within.
Study Bible
What Defiles a Man
19because it does not enter his heart, but it goes into his stomach and then is eliminated.” (Thus all foods are clean.) 20He continued: “What comes out of a man, that is what defiles him. 21For from within the hearts of men come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,…
Cross References
Matthew 4:4
But Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"

Matthew 15:18
But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these things defile a man.

Mark 7:21
For from within the hearts of men come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,

Mark 7:23
All these evils come from within, and these are what defile a man."
Treasury of Scripture

And he said, That which comes out of the man, that defiles the man.

Mark 7:15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile …

Psalm 41:6 And if he come to see me, he speaks vanity: his heart gathers iniquity …

Hebrews 7:6 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of …

Micah 2:1 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when …

Matthew 12:34-37 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? …

James 1:14,15 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed…

James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among …

James 4:1 From where come wars and fights among you? come they not hence, even …

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