New International Version
"Are you so dull?" he asked. "Don't you see that nothing that enters a person from the outside can defile them?
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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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'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 …
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Second Sermon for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
Things which Defile
The Children and the Dogs
What goes into someone's mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them."
After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable.
For it doesn't go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body." (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.)
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