Mark 7

Chapter 7

7:5  Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?


i.e. the so-called "oral law" alleged to have been handed down from Moses; really a traditional interpretation of the written law.

See margin ref., (See Scofield "Mark 7:7")

7:7  Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

for doctrines

as authoritative the precepts of men. Cf. v. Mark 7:5 See "Pharisees" Matthew 3:7 (See Scofield "Matthew 3:7") Cf. ; Colossians 2:8 Colossians 2:16 Colossians 2:18 ; Colossians 2:20 Colossians 2:23

7:11  But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.

a gift

Or, I have dedicated to God that which would relieve your need; Mark 7:12 .

No longer do you permit him to use it for his father or mother. Cf. Matthew 15:5 Matthew 15:6

7:19  Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?

Because it entereth

Because it does not enter into the heart of him, but into the bowels is passed -- purifying all the food.

7:26  The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.


(See Scofield "Matthew 15:21")

7:28  And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

And she

She, however, answered, saying, True, Lord! and yet the little dogs under the table eat from the children's crumbs. Romans 11:24 ; Ephesians 2:11-22 .