Mark 7

7 Then acame together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem. And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with ||defiled, that is to say, bwith unwashen, hands, they found fault. For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands ||oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. And when they come from the market, except they cwash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the cwashing of dcups, and ||pots, brasen vessels, and of ||tables. Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread bwith unwashen hands? He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, eThis people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as fthe washing of pots and cups: gand many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, Full well ye ||hreject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. 10 For Moses said, hhHonour thy father and thy mother; and, iWhoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death: 11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is iiCorban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free. 12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother; 13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: gand many such like things do ye.

14 And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand: 15 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. 16 jIf any man have ears to hear, let him hear. 17 And when he was entered kinto the house from the people, lhis disciples asked him concerning the parable. 18 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; 19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats? 20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 Thefts, ncovetousness, nwickedness, deceit, olasciviousness, pan evil eye, blasphemy, qpride, rfoolishness: 23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

24 And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of xTyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid. 25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: 26 The woman was a ||Greek, a sSyrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. 27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. 28 And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs. 29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter. 30 And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter tlaid upon the bed.

31 uAnd again, departing from the coasts of xTyre and Sidon, he came unto ythe sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of zDecapolis. 32 And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and ahad an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him aato put his hand upon him. 33 And he btook him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he cspit, and dtouched his tongue; 34 And elooking up to heaven, fhe sighed, and saith unto him, gEphphatha, that is, Be opened. 35 hAnd straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. 36 And he icharged them that they should tell no man: kbut the more he icharged them, so much the more a great deal they published it; 37 And were lbeyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

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