New American Standard Bible
"It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man."
King James Bible
Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
Darby Bible Translation
Not what enters into the mouth defiles the man; but what goes forth out of the mouth, this defiles the man.
World English Bible
That which enters into the mouth doesn't defile the man; but that which proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man."
Young's Literal Translation
not that which is coming into the mouth doth defile the man, but that which is coming forth from the mouth, this defileth the man.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Not that which goeth into the mouth ... - The disciples were charged with being sinners for transgressing the tradition of the elders in eating with unwashed hands.
Christ replies that what they should eat could not render them sinners. The man, the moral agent, the soul, could not be polluted by anything that was eaten. What proceeds from the man himself, from his heart, would defile him.
Defileth - Pollutes, corrupts, or renders sinful.
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After Jesus called the crowd to Him, He said to them, "Hear and understand.
Then the disciples came and said to Him, "Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this statement?"
"But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man.
But Peter said, "By no means, Lord, for I have never eaten anything unholy and unclean."
Again a voice came to him a second time, "What God has cleansed, no longer consider unholy."
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men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth.
And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.
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