Mark 7:1-30 NRSA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, 1 The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus and
2 they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. 2 saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were "unclean," that is, unwashed.
3 (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they thoroughly wash their hands, thus observing the tradition of the elders; 3 (The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders.
4 and they do not eat anything from the market unless they wash it; and there are also many other traditions that they observe, the washing of cups, pots, and bronze kettles. ) 4 When they come from the marketplace they do not eat unless they wash. And they observe many other traditions, such as the washing of cups, pitchers and kettles. )
5 So the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, "Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?" 5 So the Pharisees and teachers of the law asked Jesus, "Why don't your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders instead of eating their food with 'unclean' hands?"
6 He said to them, "Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written, "This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; 6 He replied, "Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: " 'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
7 in vain do they worship me, teaching human precepts as doctrines.' 7 They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'
8 You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition." 8 You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men."
9 Then he said to them, "You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition! 9 And he said to them: "You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions!
10 For Moses said, "Honor your father and your mother'; and, "Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must surely die.' 10 For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.'
11 But you say that if anyone tells father or mother, "Whatever support you might have had from me is Corban' (that is, an offering to God )— 11 But you say that if a man says to his father or mother: 'Whatever help you might otherwise have received from me is Corban' (that is, a gift devoted to God),
12 then you no longer permit doing anything for a father or mother, 12 then you no longer let him do anything for his father or mother.
13 thus making void the word of God through your tradition that you have handed on. And you do many things like this." 13 Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that."
14 Then he called the crowd again and said to them, "Listen to me, all of you, and understand: 14 Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, "Listen to me, everyone, and understand this.
15 there is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the things that come out are what defile." 15 Nothing outside a man can make him 'unclean' by going into him. Rather, it is what comes out of a man that makes him 'unclean.' "
16 16 After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable.
17 When he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about the parable. 17 "Are you so dull?" he asked. "Don't you see that nothing that enters a man from the outside can make him 'unclean'?
18 He said to them, "Then do you also fail to understand? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile, 18 For it doesn't go into his heart but into his stomach, and then out of his body." (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods "clean.")
19 since it enters, not the heart but the stomach, and goes out into the sewer?" (Thus he declared all foods clean.) 19 He went on: "What comes out of a man is what makes him 'unclean.'
20 And he said, "It is what comes out of a person that defiles. 20 For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,
21 For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder, 21 greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.
22 adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly. 22 All these evils come from inside and make a man 'unclean.' "
23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person." 23 Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret.
24 From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, 24 In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an evil spirit came and fell at his feet.
25 but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. 25 The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.
26 Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. 26 "First let the children eat all they want," he told her, "for it is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs."
27 He said to her, "Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children's food and throw it to the dogs." 27 "Yes, Lord," she replied, "but even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."
28 But she answered him, "Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs." 28 Then he told her, "For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter."
29 Then he said to her, "For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter." 29 She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.
30 So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone. 30