New Living Translation
It's not what goes into your body that defiles you; you are defiled by what comes from your heart."
King James Bible
There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
Darby Bible Translation
There is nothing from outside a man entering into him which can defile him; but the things which go out from him, those it is which defile the man.
World English Bible
There is nothing from outside of the man, that going into him can defile him; but the things which proceed out of the man are those that defile the man.
Young's Literal Translation
there is nothing from without the man entering into him that is able to defile him, but the things coming out from him, those are the things defiling the man.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:15 There is nothing entering into a man from without which can defile him - Though it is very true, a man may bring guilt, which is moral defilement, upon himself by eating what hurts his health, or by excess either in meat or drink yet even here the pollution arises from the wickedness of the heart, and is just proportionable to it. And this is all that our Lord asserts.
LibraryThe Sighs of Christ
(Twelfth Sunday after Trinity.) Mark vii. 34, 35. And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. Why did the Lord Jesus look up to heaven? And why, too, did he sigh? He looked up to heaven, we may believe, because he looked to God the Father; to God, of whom the glorious collect tells us, that he is more ready to hear than we to pray, and is wont to give more …
Charles Kingsley—Town and Country Sermons
The Deaf and Dumb.
Barriers Broken Down
Then Jesus called to the crowd to come and hear. "All of you listen," he said, "and try to understand.
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