New International Version
These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them."
King James Bible
These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
Darby Bible Translation
these are the things which defile man; but the eating with unwashen hands does not defile man.
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.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
These - defile a man - Our Lord's argument is very plain. What goes into the mouth descends into the stomach and other intestines; - part is retained for the nourishment of the body, and part is ejected, as being improper to afford nourishment. Nothing of this kind defiles the soul, because it does not enter into it; but the evil principles that are in it, producing evil thoughts, murders, etc., these defile the soul, because they have their seat and operation in it.
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.
For out of the heart come evil thoughts--murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
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