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Parallel Bible results for Mark 7:1-23

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Mark 7:1-23

NLT 1 One day some Pharisees and teachers of religious law arrived from Jerusalem to see Jesus. NIV 1 The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus NLT 2 They noticed that some of his disciples failed to follow the Jewish ritual of hand washing before eating. NIV 2 and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. NLT 3 (The Jews, especially the Pharisees, do not eat until they have poured water over their cupped hands, as required by their ancient traditions. NIV 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. NLT 4 Similarly, they don’t eat anything from the market until they immerse their hands in water. This is but one of many traditions they have clung to—such as their ceremonial washing of cups, pitchers, and kettles. ) NIV 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. ) NLT 5 So the Pharisees and teachers of religious law asked him, “Why don’t your disciples follow our age-old tradition? They eat without first performing the hand-washing ceremony.” NIV 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 defiled hands?” NLT 6 Jesus replied, “You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you, for he wrote, ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. NIV 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. NLT 7 Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.’ NIV 7 They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’ NLT 8 For you ignore God’s law and substitute your own tradition.” NIV 8 You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.” NLT 9 Then he said, “You skillfully sidestep God’s law in order to hold on to your own tradition. NIV 9 And he continued, “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observeyour own traditions! NLT 10 For instance, Moses gave you this law from God: ‘Honor your father and mother,’ and ‘Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of father or mother must be put to death.’ NIV 10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and mother,’and, ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’ NLT 11 But you say it is all right for people to say to their parents, ‘Sorry, I can’t help you. For I have vowed to give to God what I would have given to you.’ NIV 11 But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is Corban (that is, devoted to God)— NLT 12 In this way, you let them disregard their needy parents. NIV 12 then you no longer let them do anything for their father or mother. NLT 13 And so you cancel the word of God in order to hand down your own tradition. And this is only one example among many others.” NIV 13 Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that.” NLT 14 Then Jesus called to the crowd to come and hear. “All of you listen,” he said, “and try to understand. NIV 14 Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen to me, everyone, and understand this. NLT 15 It’s not what goes into your body that defiles you; you are defiled by what comes from your heart. ” NIV 15 Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them.” NLT 16 NLT 17 Then Jesus went into a house to get away from the crowd, and his disciples asked him what he meant by the parable he had just used. NIV 17 After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable. NLT 18 “Don’t you understand either?” he asked. “Can’t you see that the food you put into your body cannot defile you? NIV 18 “Are you so dull?” he asked. “Don’t you see that nothing that enters a person from the outside can defile them? NLT 19 Food doesn’t go into your heart, but only passes through the stomach and then goes into the sewer.” (By saying this, he declared that every kind of food is acceptable in God’s eyes.) NIV 19 For it doesn’t go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.) NLT 20 And then he added, “It is what comes from inside that defiles you. NIV 20 He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. NLT 21 For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, NIV 21 For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, NLT 22 adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. NIV 22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. NLT 23 All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you.” NIV 23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”