Mark 7

7:1 Then came together to him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, who came from Jerusalem. 7:2 And when they saw some of his disciples eating bread with defiled (that is to say with unwashed) hands, they found fault. 7:3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash [their] hands often eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. 7:4 And [when they come] from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there are, which they have received to hold, [as] the washing of cups, and pots, and of brazen vessels, and tables. 7:5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands? 7:6 He answered and said to them, Well hath Isaiah prophesied concerning you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoreth me with [their] lips, but their heart is far from me. 7:7 But, in vain do they worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men. 7:8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, [as] the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. 7:9 And he said to them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition, 7:10 For Moses said, Honor thy father and thy mother; and, Whoever curseth father or mother, let him die the death: 7:11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, [It is] Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatever thou mightest be profited by me; [he shall be free]. 7:12 And ye suffer him no more to do aught for his father or his mother; 7:13 Making the word of God of no effect through your traditions, which ye have delivered: and many such like things ye do. 7:14 And when he had called all the people [to him], he said to them, Hearken to me every one [of you], and understand. 7:15 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. 7:16 If any man hath ears to hear, let him hear. 7:17 And when he had entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. 7:18 And he saith to them, Are ye so void of understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatever thing from without entereth into the man, [it] cannot defile him. 7:19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all kinds of food. 7:20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness; 7:23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man. 7:24 And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into a house, and would have no man know [it]: but he could not be hid. 7:25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: 7:26 (The woman was a Greek, a Syro-phenician by nation,) and she besought him that he would cast forth the demon out of her daughter. 7:27 But Jesus said to her, Let the children first be satisfied: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast [it] to the dogs. 7:28 And she answered and said to him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crums. 7:29 And he said to her, For this saying, depart; the demon is gone out of thy daughter. 7:30 And when she had come to her house, she found the demon had gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed. 7:31 And again, departing from the borders of Tyre and Sidon, he came to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the borders of Decapolis. 7:32 And they bring to him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. 7:33 And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue. 7:34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith to him, Effatha, that is, Be opened. 7:35 And immediately his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plain. 7:36 And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them; so much the more a great deal they published [it]; 7:37 And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well; he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.