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

New Living Translation
For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all sexual immorality, theft, lying, and slander.

English Standard Version
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.

Berean Study Bible
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, and slander.

Berean Literal Bible
For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual immorality, thefts, false testimonies, slanders.

King James Bible
For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

New King James Version
For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.

New American Standard Bible
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, acts of adultery, other immoral sexual acts, thefts, false testimonies, and slanderous statements.

NASB 1995
“For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.

NASB 1977
“For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.

Amplified Bible
For out of the heart come evil thoughts and plans, murders, adulteries, sexual immoralities, thefts, false testimonies, slanders (verbal abuse, irreverent speech, blaspheming).

Christian Standard Bible
For from the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual immoralities, thefts, false testimonies, slander.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For from the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual immoralities, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies.

American Standard Version
For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, railings:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For from the heart proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, murders, fornications, thefts, lying testimonies, blasphemies.”

Contemporary English Version
Out of your heart come evil thoughts, murder, unfaithfulness in marriage, vulgar deeds, stealing, telling lies, and insulting others.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For from the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies.

English Revised Version
For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, railings:

Good News Translation
For from your heart come the evil ideas which lead you to kill, commit adultery, and do other immoral things; to rob, lie, and slander others.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Evil thoughts, murder, adultery, [other] sexual sins, stealing, lying, and cursing come from within.

International Standard Version
It is out of the heart that evil thoughts come, as well as murder, adultery, sexual immorality, stealing, false testimony, and slander.

Literal Standard Version
for out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, whoredoms, thefts, false witnessings, slanders:

NET Bible
For out of the heart come evil ideas, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.

New Heart English Bible
For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual sins, thefts, false testimony, and blasphemies.

Weymouth New Testament
For out of the heart proceed wicked thoughts, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, perjury, impiety of speech.

World English Bible
For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual sins, thefts, false testimony, and blasphemies.

Young's Literal Translation
for out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, whoredoms, thefts, false witnessings, evil speakings:

Additional Translations ...
Context
What Defiles a Man
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. 20These are what defile a man, but eating with unwashed hands does not defile him.”…

Cross References
Genesis 6:5
Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great upon the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was altogether evil all the time.

Numbers 22:29
Balaam answered the donkey, "You have made a fool of me! If I had a sword in my hand, I would kill you right now!"

Proverbs 4:23
Guard your heart with all diligence, for from it flow springs of life.

Proverbs 24:9
A foolish scheme is sin, and a mocker is detestable to men.

Matthew 5:28
But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Matthew 15:20
These are what defile a man, but eating with unwashed hands does not defile him."

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


Treasury of Scripture

For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

out.

Genesis 6:5
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Genesis 8:21
And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

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

evil.

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

Psalm 119:113
SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.

Isaiah 55:7
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.









(19) Evil thoughts, . . . blasphemies.--The plural form points to the manifold variety of the forms of guilt under each several head. The order is in some measure an ascending one, beginning with the "thoughts," or rather trains of thought, which are the first suggestions of evil, and ending in the "blasphemies" or revilings which, directly or indirectly, have God and not man for their object. In this beginning and end we may trace a reference to those "evil surmises" which had led the Pharisees, as in Matthew 12:24, to words which were blasphemy against the Son of Man, and came perilously near to the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.

Verse 19. - Out of the heart proceed. The shameful catalogue which follows is less full than that in St. Mark, which contains thirteen items, while this consists of seven only. These are produced or created by the human will, of which the heart is the symbol. Evil thoughts (διαλογισμοὶ πονηροί). Some would translate the words, "evil machinations." But there is no need to change the usual rendering, which is very appropriate here. Evil thoughts are the preparation of all other sins, and have a pernicious influence on the character. We are very much what we think. That on which our minds are fixed, that which is the chief object presented to our inward sight, shapes our disposition and life. High and noble thoughts elevate and purify; low and mean thoughts debase and pollute. The wickedness in a man springs from within; he is guilty of it. If he admits the tempter, succumbs to his seductions, it is his own will that is in fault, encouraging the evil imagination, and not at once resisting, abhorring, and repelling it. Well may we pray, "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me" (Psalm 51:10); and remember the wise man's injunction, "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life" (Proverbs 4:23). The enumeration follows more or less closely the second table of the Decalogue.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

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
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.

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

evil
πονηροί (ponēroi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4190: Evil, bad, wicked, malicious, slothful.

thoughts,
διαλογισμοὶ (dialogismoi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1261: From dialogizomai; discussion, i.e. consideration, or debate.

murder,
φόνοι (phonoi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5408: Murder, slaughter, killing. From an obsolete primary pheno; murder.

adultery,
μοιχεῖαι (moicheiai)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3430: Adultery. From moicheuo; adultery.

sexual immorality,
πορνεῖαι (porneiai)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 4202: Fornication, whoredom; met: idolatry. From porneuo; harlotry; figuratively, idolatry.

theft,
κλοπαί (klopai)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2829: Thieving, theft. From klepto; stealing.

false testimony,
ψευδομαρτυρίαι (pseudomartyriai)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 5577: False testimony, false witness. From pseudomartur; untrue testimony.

[and] slander.
βλασφημίαι (blasphēmiai)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 988: Abusive or scurrilous language, blasphemy. From blasphemos; vilification.


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