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Mark 7 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Followers of Tradition

(Mat 15:1–20 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:1 - And there are gathered together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:2 - and had seen that some of his disciples ate their bread with defiled, that is, unwashen, hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:3 - (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands diligently, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:4 - and when they come from the marketplace, 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.)
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:5 - And 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?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:6 - And 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:7 -
But in vain do they worship me,
Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:8 - Ye leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:9 - And he said unto them, Full well do ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your tradition.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:10 - For Moses said, Honor thy father and thy mother; and, He that speaketh evil of father or mother, let him die the death:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:11 - but 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;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:12 - ye no longer suffer him to do aught for his father or his mother;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:13 - making void the word of God by your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things ye do.

The Heart of Man

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:14 - And he called to him the multitude again, and said unto them, Hear me all of you, and understand:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:15 - there 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:16 - [fn]If any man hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:17 - And when he was entered into the house from the multitude, his disciples asked of him the parable.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:18 - And 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;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:19 - because it goeth not into his heart, but into his belly, and goeth out into the draught? This he said, making all meats clean.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:20 - And he said, That which proceedeth out of the man, that defileth the man.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:21 - For from within, out of the heart of men, evil thoughts proceed, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:22 - covetings, wickednesses, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, railing, pride, foolishness:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:23 - all these evil things proceed from within, and defile the man.

The Syrophoenician Woman

(Mat 15:21–28 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:24 - And 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:25 - But straightway a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of him, came and fell down at his feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:26 - Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race. And she besought him that he would cast forth the demon out of her daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:27 - And 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:28 - But she answered and saith unto him, Yea, Lord; even the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:29 - And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the demon is gone out of thy daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:30 - And she went away unto her house, and found the child laid upon the bed, and the demon gone out.
(Mat 15:29–31 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:31 - And 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:32 - And 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:33 - And he took him aside from the multitude privately, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat, and touched his tongue;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:34 - and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:35 - And his ears were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:37 - And they were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well; he maketh even the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
ASV Footnotes
Some manuscripts exclude verse v. 16. If any man hath ears to hear, let him hear. See ch. 4:9,23.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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