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Mark Chapter 7
Mark 7:1 Then came together to Him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, who came from Jerusalem.
Mark 7:2 When they saw some of His disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashed, hands, they found fault.
Mark 7:3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands often, eat not, following the tradition of the elders.
Mark 7:4 When they come from the market, unless they wash, they eat not. And many other things there are which they have received to follow, as the washing of cups, and pots, copper vessels, and of tables.
Mark 7:5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, why walk not Your disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?
Mark 7:6 He answered and said to them, well has Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, this people honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.
Mark 7:7 In vain do they worship Me, teaching for teachings the commandments of men.
Mark 7:8 For laying aside the commandment of God, you follow the traditions of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things you do.
Mark 7:9 And He said to them, full well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition.
Mark 7:10 For Moses said, honor your father and your mother; and, whoever curses father or mother, let him be put to death:
Mark 7:11 but you say, if a man will say to his father or mother, whatever you might have gained from me, it is Corban, that is to say, it is gift to God.
Mark 7:12 And you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or his mother;
Mark 7:13 making the word of God of no effect through your tradition, which you have handed down: and like many such things you do.
Mark 7:14 When He had called all the people to Him, He said to them, listen to Me each one of you, and understand:
Mark 7:15 there is nothing from outside a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
Mark 7:16 If any man has ears to hear, let him hear.
Mark 7:17 When He had entered the house of the people, His disciples asked Him concerning the parable.
Mark 7:18 Then He said to them, are you so without understanding also? Do you not perceive that whatever thing from outside enters the man, it cannot defile him;
Mark 7:19 because it enters not into his heart, but into the stomach, and goes out of the body. Therefore, making all foods clean.
Mark 7:20 And He said, that which comes out of the man defiles the man.
Mark 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
Mark 7:22 thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
Mark 7:23 all these evil things come from within and defile the man.
Mark 7:24 From there He arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into a house, and would have no one know it: but He could not be hidden.
Mark 7:25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of Him, and came and fell at His feet:
Mark 7:26 the woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she was requesting from Him that He would cast out the demon from her daughter.
Mark 7:27 But Jesus said to her, let the children first be filled: for it is not suitable to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to the dogs.
Mark 7:28 She answered and said to Him, yes, Lord: yet the little dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs.
Mark 7:29 So He said to her, for this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter.
Mark 7:30 When she had come to her house, she found the demon gone, and her daughter lying on the bed.
Mark 7:31 And again, departing from the borders of Tyre and Sidon, He came toward the Sea of Galilee, in between the borders of Decapolis.
Mark 7:32 Then they brought to Him one that was deaf, and a stutterer; and they begged Him to put His hand on him.
Mark 7:33 So He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers into his ears, and He spit, and touched his tongue;
Mark 7:34 then looking up to heaven, He sighed, and said to him, ephphatha, that is, be opened.
Mark 7:35 Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly.
Mark 7:36 Then He charged them that they should tell no one: but the more He charged them, the more abundantly they broadcasted it;
Mark 7:37 and were beyond measure astonished, saying, He has done all things well: He makes both the deaf to hear, and the mute to speak!