New International Version
But the things that come out of a person's mouth come from the heart, and these defile them.
King James Bible
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
Darby Bible Translation
but the things which go forth out of the mouth come out of the heart, and those defile 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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Cast out into the draught - Εις αφεδωνα, - And beeth into the forthgoing a sent - what is not fit for nourishment is evacuated; is thrown into the sink. This I believe to be the meaning of this difficult and variously translated word, αφεδρων. Diodati translates it properly, nella latrina, into the privy. And the Persian translator has given a good paraphrase, and appears to have collected the general meaning her teche der dehen ander ayeed, az nusheeb beeroon rood, we ber zemeen aftad: "Whatsoever enters into the mouth goes downward, and falls upon the ground." Michaelis, and his annotator, Dr. Marsh, have been much perplexed with this perplexing passage. See Michaelis's Introduction, vol. i. note 35. p. 458.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Eversley, Second Sunday in Lent, 1872. St Matthew xv. 22-28. "And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
The Perseverance of Faith
The Deaf Stammerer Healed and Four Thousand Fed.
Third Withdrawal from Herod's Territory.
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
What goes into someone's mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them."
"Don't you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body?
He went on: "What comes out of a person is what defiles them.
The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one's life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
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