New American Standard Bible
And He said to them, "Are you so lacking in understanding also? Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him,
King James Bible
And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;
Darby Bible Translation
And he says to them, Are ye also thus unintelligent? Do ye not perceive that all that is outside entering into the man cannot defile him,
World English Bible
He said to them, "Are you thus without understanding also? Don't you perceive that whatever goes into the man from outside can't defile him,
Young's Literal Translation
and he saith to them, 'So also ye are without understanding! Do ye not perceive that nothing from without entering into the man is able to defile him?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Cannot defile him - Cannot render his "soul" polluted; cannot make him a "sinner" so as to need this purifying as a "religious" observance.
LibraryThe Influence of Tradition.
"Making the word of God of none effect through your traditions: and many such like things ye do."--ST. MARK vii. 13. Such was our Lord's word to the Pharisees; and if we turn to our own life it is difficult if not impossible for us fully to estimate the influence which traditions exercise upon it. They are so woven into the web of thought and opinion, and daily habits and practices, that none of us can claim to escape them. Moreover, as any institution or society grows older, this influence of the …
John Percival—Sermons at Rugby
Perfection to be Sought.
Protesting Our Innocence?
Second Withdrawal from Herod's Territory.
"It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man."
When he had left the crowd and entered the house, His disciples questioned Him about the parable.
because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, and is eliminated?" (Thus He declared all foods clean.)
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