Mark 7:15
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New International Version
Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them."

King James Bible
There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.

Darby Bible Translation
There is nothing from outside a man entering into him which can defile him; but the things which go out from him, those it is which defile the man.

World English Bible
There is nothing from outside of the man, that going into him can defile him; but the things which proceed out of the man are those that defile the man.

Young's Literal Translation
there is nothing from without the man entering into him that is able to defile him, but the things coming out from him, those are the things defiling the man.

Mark 7:15 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

When he had called all the people - But instead of παντα, all, παλιν, again, is the reading of BDL, later Syriac in the margin, Coptic, Ethiopic, Saxon, Vulgate, all the Itala but one. Mill and Griesbach approve of this reading.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

There. Though it is very true, says Dr. Doddridge, that a man may bring guilt upon himself by eating to excess, and a Jew, by eating what was forbidden by the Mosaic law; yet still the pollution would arise from the wickedness of the heart, and be just proportionable to it, which is all our Lord asserts.

nothing.

Mark 7:18-20 And he said to them, Are you so without understanding also? Do you not perceive, that whatever thing from without enters into the man...

Leviticus 11:42-47 Whatever goes on the belly, and whatever goes on all four, or whatever has more feet among all creeping things that creep on the earth...

Acts 10:14-16,28 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean...

Acts 11:8-10 But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean has at any time entered into my mouth...

Acts 15:20,21 But that we write to them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood...

Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

1 Corinthians 10:25 Whatever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:

1 Timothy 4:3-5 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats...

Titus 1:15 To the pure all things are pure: but to them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure...

Hebrews 9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

Hebrews 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats...

but.

Mark 7:20-23 And he said, That which comes out of the man, that defiles the man...

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

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

Matthew 15:16 And Jesus said, Are you also yet without understanding?

Library
The Pattern of Service
'He touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, He sighed, and saith Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.'--Mark vii 33, 34. For what reason was there this unwonted slowness in Christ's healing works? For what reason was there this unusual emotion ere He spoke the word which cleansed? As to the former question, a partial answer may perhaps be that our Lord is here on half-heathen ground, where aids to faith were much needed, and His power had to be veiled that it might be beheld. Hence the miracle is
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Second Sermon for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
(From the Gospel for the day) This sermon tells us how a man who truly loves God, whose ears have been opened to receive the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit, is neither lifted up in joy nor cast down in sorrow. Mark vii. 37.--"He hath done all things well: He maketh both the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak." WE read in the Gospel for this day, that as our blessed Lord was going from one place to another, they brought unto Him a man who was born deaf and dumb; as must needs be; for he who is
Susannah Winkworth—The History and Life of the Reverend Doctor John Tauler

Things which Defile
"And He called to Him the multitude again, and said unto them, Hear Me all of you, and understand: there is nothing from without the man, that going into him can defile him: but the things which proceed out of the man are those that defile the man. And when He was entered into the house from the multitude, His disciples asked of Him the parable. And He saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Perceive ye not, that whatsoever from without goeth into the man, it cannot defile him; because
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

The Children and the Dogs
"And from thence He arose, and went away into the borders of Tyre and Sidon. And He entered into a house, and would have no man know it; and He could not be hid. But straightway a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of Him, came and fell down at His feet. Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race. And she besought Him that He would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. And He said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

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