Mark 7:1
Then the Pharisees, and some of the scribes gathered together to him, having come from Jerusalem.


Mark 7:2
Now when they saw some of his disciples eating bread with defiled, that is, unwashed, hands, they found fault.


Mark 7:3
(For the Pharisees, and all the Judeans, dont eat unless they wash their hands and forearms, holding to the tradition of the elders.


Mark 7:4
They don’t eat when they come from the marketplace, unless they bathe themselves, and there are many other things, which they have received to hold to: washings of cups, pitchers, bronze vessels, and couches.)


Mark 7:5
The Pharisees and the scribes asked him, Why dont your disciples walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with unwashed hands?

Mark 7:6
He answered them, Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

Mark 7:7
But in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.

Mark 7:8
For you set aside the commandment of God, and hold tightly to the tradition of men–the washing of pitchers and cups, and you do many other such things.


Mark 7:9
He said to them, Full well do you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.


Mark 7:10
For Moses said, Honor your father and your mother;[2] and, He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him be put to death.


Mark 7:11
But you say, If a man tells his father or his mother, Whatever profit you might have received from me is korban, that is to say, given to God;


Mark 7:12
then you no longer allow him to do anything for his father or his mother,


Mark 7:13
making void the word of God by your tradition, which you have handed down. You do many things like this.

Mark 7:14
He called all the multitude to himself, and said to them, Hear me, all of you, and understand.


Mark 7:15
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.


Mark 7:16
If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!

Mark 7:17
When he had entered into a house away from the multitude, his disciples asked him about the parable.


Mark 7:18
He said to them, Are you thus without understanding also? Don’t you perceive that whatever goes into the man from outside cant defile him,


Mark 7:19
because it doesn’t go into his heart, but into his stomach, then into the latrine, thus purifying all foods?


Mark 7:20
He said, That which proceeds out of the man, that defiles the man.


Mark 7:21
For from within, out of the hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, sexual sins, murders, thefts,


Mark 7:22
covetings, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness.


Mark 7:23
All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

Mark 7:24
From there he arose, and went away into the borders of Tyre and Sidon. He entered into a house, and didnt want anyone to know it, but he couldnt escape notice.


Mark 7:25
For a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of him, came and fell down at his feet.


Mark 7:26
Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race. She begged him that he would cast the demon out of her daughter.


Mark 7:27
But Yeshua said to her, Let the children be filled first, for it is not appropriate to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.

Mark 7:28
But she answered him, Yes, Lord. Yet even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.

Mark 7:29
He said to her, For this saying, go your way. The demon has gone out of your daughter.

Mark 7:30
She went away to her house, and found the child having been laid on the bed, with the demon gone out.

Mark 7:31
Again he departed from the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and came to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the region of Decapolis.


Mark 7:32
They brought to him one who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech. They begged him to lay his hand on him.


Mark 7:33
He took him aside from the multitude, privately, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat, and touched his tongue.


Mark 7:34
Looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said to him, ‘Ipatach!’ that is, ‘Be opened!’


Mark 7:35
Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was released, and he spoke clearly.


Mark 7:36
He commanded them that they should tell no one, but the more he commanded them, so much the more widely they proclaimed it.


Mark 7:37
They were astonished beyond measure, saying, He has done all things well. He makes even the deaf hear, and the mute speak!