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Matthew 15:15

15 Peter said, “Explain the parable to us.”

Matthew 15:15 in Other Translations

15 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.
15 But Peter said to him, "Explain the parable to us."
15 Then Peter said to Jesus, “Explain to us the parable that says people aren’t defiled by what they eat.”
15 Peter said, "I don't get it. Put it in plain language."
15 Then Peter replied to Him, "Explain this parable to us."

Matthew 15:15 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 15:15

Then answered Peter
Mark says, "his disciples asked him concerning the parable"; which might be by the mouth of Peter; who, probably, being the eldest man, and very forward to speak, was generally their spokesman: and who, at this time, might be requested, by the rest, to ask the meaning of the parable, which had given offence to the Pharisees, and was not clearly understood by them; which he accordingly did:

and said unto him, declare unto us this parable;
that not what goes into the mouth, but what comes out of it, defiles the man; which, though expressed in very plain words, and easy to be understood, yet did not appear clear to their understandings; and seemed to be contrary, not only to the traditions of the elders, but to the laws of God, respecting the difference of clean and unclean meats; and therefore call it a "parable", and desire an explanation of it.

Matthew 15:15 In-Context

13 He replied, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots.
14 Leave them; they are blind guides.If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.”
15 Peter said, “Explain the parable to us.”
16 “Are you still so dull?” Jesus asked them.
17 “Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body?

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