Mark 7:21
Parallel Verses
New International Version
For it is from within, out of a person's heart, that evil thoughts come--sexual immorality, theft, murder,

New Living Translation
For from within, out of a person's heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder,

English Standard Version
For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,

New American Standard Bible
"For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,

King James Bible
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For from within, out of people's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immoralities, thefts, murders,

International Standard Version
because it's from within, from the human heart, that evil thoughts come, as well as sexual immorality, stealing, murder,

NET Bible
For from within, out of the human heart, come evil ideas, sexual immorality, theft, murder,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For from within the heart of the children of men proceed evil ideas, adultery, fornication, theft, murder.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Evil thoughts, sexual sins, stealing, murder,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For from within, out of the heart of men, come forth the evil thoughts, the adulteries, the fornications, the murders,

King James 2000 Bible
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

American King James Version
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

American Standard Version
For from within, out of the heart of men, evil thoughts proceed, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For from within out of the heart of men proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

Darby Bible Translation
For from within, out of the heart of men, go forth evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

English Revised Version
For from within, out of the heart of men, evil thoughts proceed, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,

Webster's Bible Translation
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

Weymouth New Testament
For from within, out of men's hearts, their evil purposes proceed--fornication, theft, murder, adultery,

World English Bible
For from within, out of the hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, sexual sins, murders, thefts,

Young's Literal Translation
for from within, out of the heart of men, the evil reasonings do come forth, adulteries, whoredoms, murders,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For from within, out of the heart of man,.... The inside of man is very bad, his inward part is not only wicked, but wickedness itself, yea, very wickedness, Psalm 5:9, in him dwells no good thing naturally, his heart is wicked, and desperately so; it is full of evil; and out of the abundance of it, proceed the evil things hereafter mentioned; all its powers and faculties are vitiated, there is no place clean; the understanding and judgment are dreadfully corrupted; the mind and conscience are defiled; the affections are inordinate; not only the thought, but every imagination of the thought of the heart is evil, and that continually: what good thing therefore, can come out of such a Nazareth as this? Nothing, but what follows: for from hence

proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders; which several things are related in Mat_. 15:19 see the note on Matthew 15:19; only the order here is a little different; "murders", which are here mentioned last, are there put after "evil thoughts".



Mark 7:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
What Defiles a Man
20And He was saying, "That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man. 21"For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, 22deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness.…
Cross References
Psalm 119:36
Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.

Proverbs 4:23
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

Isaiah 59:7
Their feet rush into sin; they are swift to shed innocent blood. They pursue evil schemes; acts of violence mark their ways.

Isaiah 59:13
rebellion and treachery against the LORD, turning our backs on our God, inciting revolt and oppression, uttering lies our hearts have conceived.

Jeremiah 16:12
But you have behaved more wickedly than your ancestors. See how all of you are following the stubbornness of your evil hearts instead of obeying me.

Jeremiah 17:9
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?

Matthew 15:19
For out of the heart come evil thoughts--murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.

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

Mark 7:22
adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.

Colossians 3:5
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
Treasury of Scripture

For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

out.

Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth…

Genesis 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet smell; and the LORD said in his heart, …

Job 14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

Job 15:14-16 What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, …

Job 25:4 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that …

Psalm 14:1,3 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, …

Psalm 53:1,3 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, …

Psalm 58:2,3 Yes, in heart you work wickedness; you weigh the violence of your …

Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. …

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: …

Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, …

Matthew 23:25-28 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you make clean …

Luke 16:15 And he said to them, You are they which justify yourselves before …

Acts 5:4 Whiles it remained, was it not your own? and after it was sold, was …

Acts 8:22 Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps …

Romans 7:5,8 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by …

Romans 8:7,8 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject …

Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, …

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, …

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

James 4:1-3 From where come wars and fights among you? come they not hence, even …

1 Peter 4:2,3 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to …

evil.

Proverbs 15:25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish …

Isaiah 59:7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: …

Ezekiel 38:10 Thus said the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same …

Matthew 9:4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Why think you evil in your hearts?

James 2:4 Are you not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?

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