Mark 7:17
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New International Version
After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable.

King James Bible
And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.

Darby Bible Translation
And when he went indoors from the crowd, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.

World English Bible
When he had entered into a house away from the multitude, his disciples asked him about the parable.

Young's Literal Translation
And when he entered into a house from the multitude, his disciples were questioning him about the simile,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

When he had called all the people - But instead of παντα, all, παλιν, again, is the reading of BDL, later Syriac in the margin, Coptic, Ethiopic, Saxon, Vulgate, all the Itala but one. Mill and Griesbach approve of this reading.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Mark 4:10,34 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable...

Matthew 13:10,36 And the disciples came, and said to him, Why speak you to them in parables...

Matthew 15:15 Then answered Peter and said to him, Declare to us this parable.

The Pattern of Service
'He touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, He sighed, and saith Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.'--Mark vii 33, 34. For what reason was there this unwonted slowness in Christ's healing works? For what reason was there this unusual emotion ere He spoke the word which cleansed? As to the former question, a partial answer may perhaps be that our Lord is here on half-heathen ground, where aids to faith were much needed, and His power had to be veiled that it might be beheld. Hence the miracle is
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Second Sermon for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
(From the Gospel for the day) This sermon tells us how a man who truly loves God, whose ears have been opened to receive the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit, is neither lifted up in joy nor cast down in sorrow. Mark vii. 37.--"He hath done all things well: He maketh both the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak." WE read in the Gospel for this day, that as our blessed Lord was going from one place to another, they brought unto Him a man who was born deaf and dumb; as must needs be; for he who is
Susannah Winkworth—The History and Life of the Reverend Doctor John Tauler

Things which Defile
"And He called to Him the multitude again, and said unto them, Hear Me all of you, and understand: there is nothing from without the man, that going into him can defile him: but the things which proceed out of the man are those that defile the man. And when He was entered into the house from the multitude, His disciples asked of Him the parable. And He saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Perceive ye not, that whatsoever from without goeth into the man, it cannot defile him; because
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

The Children and the Dogs
"And from thence He arose, and went away into the borders of Tyre and Sidon. And He entered into a house, and would have no man know it; and He could not be hid. But straightway a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of Him, came and fell down at His feet. Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race. And she besought Him that He would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. And He said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

Cross References
Matthew 15:15
Peter said, "Explain the parable to us."

Mark 2:1
A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home.

Mark 3:20
Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat.

Mark 7:16

Mark 7:18
"Are you so dull?" he asked. "Don't you see that nothing that enters a person from the outside can defile them?

Mark 9:28
After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"

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