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Mark 7:14-23 NIV

14 Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen to me, everyone, and understand this.
15 Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them.a

References for Mark 7:15

    • z 7:15 - Some manuscripts include here the words of 4:23.
      17 After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable.

      References for Mark 7:17

      18 “Are you so dull?” he asked. “Don’t you see that nothing that enters a person from the outside can defile them?
      19 For it doesn’t go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.)

      References for Mark 7:19

      20 He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them.
      21 For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder,
      22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.

      References for Mark 7:22

      23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”

      Study tools for Mark 7:14-23

      • a 7:4 - Some early manuscripts "pitchers, kettles and dining couches"
      • b 7:7 - Isaiah 29:13
      • c 7:9 - Some manuscripts "set up"
      • d 7:10 - Exodus 20:12; Deut. 5:16
      • e 7:10 - Exodus 21:17; Lev. 20:9
      • f 7:15 - Some manuscripts include here the words of 4:23.
      • g 7:24 - Many early manuscripts "Tyre and Sidon"
      • h 7:31 - That is, the Ten Cities