Mark 7

1Then came together to him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, who came from Jerusalem. 2And when they saw some of his disciples eating bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashed, hands, they found fault.
defiled: or, common
3For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands often, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.
oft: or, diligently: in the original, with the fist: Theophylact, up to the elbow
4And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there are, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, and of brasen vessels, and tables.
pots: sextarius is about a pint and an half
tables: or, beds
5Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands? 6He answered and said to them, Well hath Isaiah prophesied concerning you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. 7But in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 8For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. 9And he said to them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
reject: or, frustrate
10For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoever curseth father or mother, let him die the death: 11But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free . 12And ye permit him no more to do any thing for his father or his mother; 13Making the word of God of no effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things ye do. 14And when he had called all the people to him, he said to them, Hearken to me each one of you, and understand: 15There is nothing from outside of a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man. 16If any man hath ears to hear, let him hear. 17And when he had entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. 18And he saith to them, Are ye so void of understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatever thing from outside entereth into the man, it cannot defile him; 19Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the stomach, and goeth out into the draught, purging all foods? 20And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 21For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
covetousness...: Gr. covetousnesses, wickednesses
23All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

24And from there he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it : but he could not be hid. 25For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: 26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the demon out of her daughter.
Greek: or, Gentile
27But Jesus said to her, Let the children first be satisfied: for it is not good to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to the dogs. 28And she answered and said to him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs. 29And he said to her, For this saying go thy way; the demon is gone out of thy daughter. 30And when she had come to her house, she found the demon had gone out, and her daughter lying upon the bed.

31And again, departing from the region of Tyre and Sidon, he came to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the region of Decapolis. 32And they bring to him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. 33And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; 34And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith to him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. 35And immediately his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plain. 36And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they proclaimed it ; 37And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

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