Gospel According to Mark
7:1 And there are gathered together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem, 7:2and had seen that some of his disciples ate their bread with defiled, that is, unwashen, hands. 7:3(For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands diligently, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders; 7:4and when they come from the market-place, except they bathe themselves, they eat not; and many other things there are, which they have received to hold, washings of cups, and pots, and brasen vessels.) 7:5And the Pharisees and the scribes ask him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with defiled hands? 7:6And he said unto them, Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written,
This people honoreth me with their lips,
But their heart is far from me.
7:7But in vain do they worship me,
Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men.
7:8Ye leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men. 7:9And he said unto them, Full well do ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your tradition. 7:10For Moses said, Honor thy father and thy mother; and, He that speaketh evil of father or mother, let him die the death: 7:11but ye say, If a man shall say to his father or his mother, That wherewith thou mightest have been profited by me is Corban, that is to say, Given to God; 7:12ye no longer suffer him to do aught for his father or his mother; 7:13making void the word of God by your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things ye do. 7:14And he called to him the multitude again, and said unto them, Hear me all of you, and understand: 7:15there is nothing from without the man, that going into him can defile him; but the things which proceed out of the man are those that defile the man. 7:16If any man hath ears to hear, let him hear. 7:17And when he was entered into the house from the multitude, his disciples asked of him the parable. 7:18And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Perceive ye not, that whatsoever from without goeth into the man, it cannot defile him; 7:19because it goeth not into his heart, but into his belly, and goeth out into the draught? This he said, making all meats clean. 7:20And he said, That which proceedeth out of the man, that defileth the man. 7:21For from within, out of the heart of men, evil thoughts proceed, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, 7:22covetings, wickednesses, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, railing, pride, foolishness: 7:23all these evil things proceed from within, and defile the man. 7:24And from thence he arose, and went away into the borders of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered into a house, and would have no man know it; and he could not be hid. 7:25But straightway a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of him, came and fell down at his feet. 7:26Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race. And she besought him that he would cast forth the demon out of her daughter. 7:27And he said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs. 7:28But she answered and saith unto him, Yea, Lord; even the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs. 7:29And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the demon is gone out of thy daughter. 7:30And she went away unto her house, and found the child laid upon the bed, and the demon gone out. 7:31And again he went out from the borders of Tyre, and came through Sidon unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the borders of Decapolis. 7:32And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to lay his hand upon him. 7:33And he took him aside from the multitude privately, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat, and touched his tongue; 7:34and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. 7:35And his ears were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. 7:36And 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. 7:37And they were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well; he maketh even the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.