Matthew 15:18
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.

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

New King James Version
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man.

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

NASB 1995
“But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man.

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

Amplified Bible
But whatever [word] comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and this is what defiles and dishonors the man.

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

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

American Standard Version
But the things which proceed out of the mouth come forth 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.”

Contemporary English Version
But the words that come out of your mouth come from your heart. And they are what make you unfit to worship God.

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

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

Good News Translation
But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these are the things that make you ritually unclean.

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

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.

Literal Standard Version
But the things coming forth from the mouth come forth from the heart, and these defile the man;

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.

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
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
Guard your heart with all diligence, for from it flow 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 goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

Matthew 12:34
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

1 Samuel 24:13
As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.









Verse 18. - Those things. He does not assert that everything which issues from a man's mouth defiles him; for, as was said above on ver. 11, many good things may come from a man's mouth; but he means that the evil to which he gives utterance is fraught with pollution to his moral nature. From the heart. The heart stands for soul, mind, spirit, will, the whole inner man, that which makes him what he is, a conscious, intelligent, responsible being. Hence are attributed to it not only words, but acts, conceptions which issue in external actions, and the consequences which these involve.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

the things
τὰ (ta)
Article - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

that come
ἐκπορευόμενα (ekporeuomena)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 1607: From ek and poreuomai; to depart, be discharged, proceed, project.

out of
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

mouth
στόματος (stomatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 4750: The mouth, speech, eloquence in speech, the point of a sword.

come
ἐξέρχεται (exerchetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1831: To go out, come out. From ek and erchomai; to issue.

from
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

heart,
καρδίας (kardias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 2588: Prolonged from a primary kar; the heart, i.e. the thoughts or feelings; also the middle.

and these things
κἀκεῖνα (kakeina)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 2548: And he, she, it, and that. From kai and ekeinos; likewise that.

defile
κοινοῖ (koinoi)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2840: To make unclean, pollute, desecrate, mid: I regard (treat) as unclean. From koinos; to make profane.

a
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

man.
ἄνθρωπον (anthrōpon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.


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