New Living Translation
"Don't you understand either?" he asked. "Can't you see that the food you put into your body cannot defile you?
King James Bible
And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;
Darby Bible Translation
And he says to them, Are ye also thus unintelligent? Do ye not perceive that all that is outside entering into the man cannot defile him,
World English Bible
He said to them, "Are you thus without understanding also? Don't you perceive that whatever goes into the man from outside can't defile him,
Young's Literal Translation
and he saith to them, 'So also ye are without understanding! Do ye not perceive that nothing from without entering into the man is able to defile him?
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(Twelfth Sunday after Trinity.) Mark vii. 34, 35. And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. Why did the Lord Jesus look up to heaven? And why, too, did he sigh? He looked up to heaven, we may believe, because he looked to God the Father; to God, of whom the glorious collect tells us, that he is more ready to hear than we to pray, and is wont to give more …
Charles Kingsley—Town and Country Sermons
The Deaf and Dumb.
Barriers Broken Down
It's not what goes into your mouth that defiles you; you are defiled by the words that come out of your mouth."
Then Jesus went into a house to get away from the crowd, and his disciples asked him what he meant by the parable he had just used.
Food doesn't go into your heart, but only passes through the stomach and then goes into the sewer." (By saying this, he declared that every kind of food is acceptable in God's eyes.)
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