Mark 7:8-23 NIV

8 You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men."1

References for Mark 7:8

    • 6 7:8 - S ver 3
      9 And he said to them: "You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observea your own traditions!2

      References for Mark 7:9

        • 7 7:9 - S ver 3
        • c 7:9 - Some manuscripts "set up"
          10 For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother,'b3 and, 'Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.'c4

          References for Mark 7:10

            • d 7:10 - Exodus 20:12; Deut. 5:16
            • e 7:10 - Exodus 21:17; Lev. 20:9
              11 But you say5 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),

              References for Mark 7:11

              12 then you no longer let him do anything for his father or mother.
              13 Thus you nullify the word of God6 by your tradition7 that you have handed down. And you do many things like that."

              References for Mark 7:13

                  14 Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, "Listen to me, everyone, and understand this.
                  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.'d "

                  References for Mark 7:15

                    • f 7:15 - Some early manuscripts "'unclean.' 16 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."
                      17 After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him8 about this parable.

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                      18 "Are you so dull?" he asked. "Don't you see that nothing that enters a man from the outside can make him 'unclean'?
                      19 For it doesn't go into his heart but into his stomach, and then out of his body." (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods9 "clean.")10

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                      20 He went on: "What comes out of a man is what makes him 'unclean.'
                      21 For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,
                      22 greed,11 malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.

                      References for Mark 7:22

                      23 All these evils come from inside and make a man 'unclean.' "

                      The Faith of a Syrophoenician Woman

                      7:24-30pp -- Mt 15:21-28

                      24 Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre.e12 He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret.

                      References for Mark 7:24

                        • g 7:24 - Many early manuscripts "Tyre and Sidon"