Matthew 15:18
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New International Version
But the things that come out of a person's mouth come from the heart, and these defile them.

New Living Translation
But the words you speak come from the heart--that's what defiles you.

English Standard Version
But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.

Berean Study Bible
But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these things defile a man.

Berean Literal Bible
But the things going forth out of the mouth come forth out of the heart, and these defile the man.

New American Standard Bible
"But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man.

King James Bible
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But what comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and this defiles a man.

International Standard Version
But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and it is those things that make a person unclean.

NET Bible
But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these things defile a person.

New Heart English Bible
But the things which proceed out of the mouth come out of the heart, and they defile the man.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Anything that proceeds from the mouth proceeds from the heart and it defiles the man.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But whatever goes out of the mouth comes from within, and that's what makes a person unclean.

New American Standard 1977
“But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart, and they defile the man.

King James 2000 Bible
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

American King James Version
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

American Standard Version
But the things which proceed out of the mouth come forth out of the heart; and they defile the man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the things which proceed out of the mouth, come forth from the heart, and those things defile a man.

Darby Bible Translation
but the things which go forth out of the mouth come out of the heart, and those defile man.

English Revised Version
But the things which proceed out of the mouth come forth out of the heart; and they defile the man.

Webster's Bible Translation
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

Weymouth New Testament
But the things that come out of the mouth proceed from the heart, and it is these that defile the man.

World English Bible
But the things which proceed out of the mouth come out of the heart, and they defile the man.

Young's Literal Translation
but the things coming forth from the mouth from the heart do come forth, and these defile the man;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:10-20 Christ shows that the defilement they ought to fear, was not from what entered their mouths as food, but from what came out of their mouths, which showed the wickedness of their hearts. Nothing will last in the soul but the regenerating graces of the Holy Spirit; and nothing should be admitted into the church but what is from above; therefore, whoever is offended by a plain, seasonable declaration of the truth, we should not be troubled at it. The disciples ask to be better taught as to this matter. Where a weak head doubts concerning any word of Christ, an upright heart and a willing mind seek for instruction. It is the heart that is desperately wicked, Jer 17:9, for there is no sin in word or deed, which was not first in the heart. They all come out of the man, and are fruits of that wickedness which is in the heart, and is wrought there. When Christ teaches, he will show men the deceitfulness and wickedness of their own hearts; he will teach them to humble themselves, and to seek to be cleansed in the Fountain opened for sin and uncleanness.
Study Bible
What Defiles a Man
17“Do you not yet realize that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then is eliminated? 18But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these things defile a man. 19For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, and slander.…
Cross References
Proverbs 4:23
Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.

Matthew 12:34
You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good. For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.

Matthew 15:11
A man is not defiled by what enters his mouth, but by what comes out of it."

Matthew 15:17
"Do you not yet realize that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then is eliminated?

Mark 7:20
He continued: "What comes out of a man, that is what defiles him.

James 3:6
The tongue also is a fire, a world of wickedness among the parts of the body. It pollutes the whole person, sets the course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
Treasury of Scripture

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

Matthew 15:11 Not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man; but that which …

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

1 Samuel 24:13 As said the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceeds from the …

Psalm 36:3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he has left off to …

Proverbs 6:12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walks with a fraudulent mouth.

Proverbs 10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth …

Proverbs 15:2,28 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools …

Luke 19:22 And he said to him, Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked …

James 3:6-10 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among …

Revelation 13:5,6 And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; …

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