|Overview - Mark 7|
|1||The Pharisees find fault with the disciples for eating with unwashed hands.|
|8||They break the commandment of God by the traditions of men.|
|14||Meat defiles not the man.|
|24||He heals the Syrophenician woman's daughter of an unclean spirit;|
|31||and one that was deaf, and stammered in his speech.|
Mark 7:15 (King James Version)
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.
- 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.
- 18-20 ; Leviticus 11:42-47 ; Acts 10:14-16 Acts 10:28 ; 11:8-10 Acts 15:20 Acts 15:21 Romans 14:17
- 1 Corinthians 10:25 ; 1 Timothy 4:3-5 ; Titus 1:15 ; Hebrews 9:10 ; 13:9
- 20-23 ; Proverbs 4:23 ; Matthew 12:34 ; 15:16