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Matthew 15:10-20 (New International Version)

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10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, "Listen and understand. 11 What goes into a man's mouth does not make him 'unclean,'1 but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him 'unclean.' "2 12 Then the disciples came to him and asked, "Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?" 13 He replied, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted3 will be pulled up by the roots. 14 Leave them; they are blind guides.a4 If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit."5 15 Peter said, "Explain the parable to us."6 16 "Are you still so dull?"7 Jesus asked them. 17 "Don't you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? 18 But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart,8 and these make a man 'unclean.' 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.9 20 These are what make a man 'unclean';10 but eating with unwashed hands does not make him 'unclean.' "
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