Matthew 15:20
New International Version
These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them."

New Living Translation
These are what defile you. Eating with unwashed hands will never defile you."

English Standard Version
These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”

Berean Study Bible
These are what defile a man, but eating with unwashed hands does not defile him.”

Berean Literal Bible
These are the things defiling the man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man."

New American Standard Bible
"These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man."

King James Bible
These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

Christian Standard Bible
These are the things that defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile a person."

Contemporary English Version
These are what make you unclean. Eating without washing your hands will not make you unfit to worship God.

Good News Translation
These are the things that make you unclean. But to eat without washing your hands as they say you should--this doesn't make you unclean."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These are the things that defile a man, but eating with unwashed hands does not defile a man."

International Standard Version
These are the things that make a person unclean. But eating with unwashed hands doesn't make a person unclean."

NET Bible
These are the things that defile a person; it is not eating with unwashed hands that defiles a person."

New Heart English Bible
These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“These things are those that defile a man, but if a man will eat after not washing his hands, he is not defiled.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These are the things that make a person unclean. But eating without washing one's hands doesn't make a person unclean."

New American Standard 1977
“These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
these are the things which defile the man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man.

King James 2000 Bible
These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashed hands defiles not a man.

American King James Version
These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashed hands defiles not a man.

American Standard Version
these are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not the man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These are the things that defile a man. But to eat with unwashed hands doth not defile a man.

Darby Bible Translation
these are the things which defile man; but the eating with unwashen hands does not defile man.

English Revised Version
these are the things which defile the man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not the man.

Webster's Bible Translation
These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

Weymouth New Testament
These are the things which defile the man; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile."

World English Bible
These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands doesn't defile the man."

Young's Literal Translation
these are the things defiling the man; but to eat with unwashen hands doth not defile the man.'
Study Bible
What Defiles 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.” 21Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon.…
Cross References
Matthew 15:19
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, and slander.

Matthew 15:21
Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon.

Treasury of Scripture

These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashed hands defiles not a man.

which.

1 Corinthians 3:16,17
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? …

1 Corinthians 6:9-11,18-20
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, …

Ephesians 5:3-6
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; …

but.

Matthew 15:2
Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

Matthew 23:25,26
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess…

Mark 7:3,4
For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders…







Lexicon
These
ταῦτά (tauta)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

are
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

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

defile
κοινοῦντα (koinounta)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

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

eating
φαγεῖν (phagein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 5315: A primary verb; to eat.

with unwashed
ἀνίπτοις (aniptois)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 449: Unwashed, ceremonially unclean. Without ablution.

hands
χερσὶν (chersin)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5495: A hand.

does not defile
κοινοῖ (koinoi)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2840: To make unclean, pollute, desecrate, mid: I regard (treat) as unclean. From koinos; to make profane.

[him].”
ἄνθρωπον (anthrōpon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.
Verse 20. - Thus Jesus sums up what has been said, and recalls the circumstance which led to the discourse, emphatically repeating his judgment on the Pharisaical gloss. 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.
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