Matthew 15:10-20

What Defiles a Person

10And he called the people to him and said to them, a  Hear and understand: 11 b  it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.” 12Then the disciples came and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees were c  offended when they heard this saying?” 13He answered, d  Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted e  will be rooted up. 14Let them alone; f  they are blind guides.
Some manuscripts add of the blind
And h  if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.”
15But Peter said to him i  Explain the parable to us.” 16And he said, j  Are you also still without understanding? 17Do you not see that k  whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and is expelled?
Greek  is expelled into the latrine
18But m  what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. 19For out of the heart come n  evil thoughts o  murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness p  slander. 20 q  These are what defile a person. But r  to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”

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