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Mark 7 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Followers of Tradition

(Mat 15:1–20 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:1 - The Pharisees and some of the scribes *gathered to Him after they came from Jerusalem,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:2 - and saw that some of His disciples were eating their bread with [fn]unholy hands, that is, unwashed.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:3 - (For the Pharisees and all the other Jews do not eat unless they [fn]carefully wash their hands, thereby holding firmly to the tradition of the elders;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:4 - and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they [fn]completely cleanse themselves; and there are many other things which they have received as traditions to firmly hold, such as the [fn]washing of cups, pitchers, and copper pots.)
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:5 - And the Pharisees and the scribes *asked Him, “Why do Your disciples not walk in accordance with the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with [fn]unholy hands?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:6 - But He said to them, “Rightly did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites, as it is written:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:7 - ‘AND IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:8 - “Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:9 - He was also saying to them, “You are experts at setting aside the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:11 - but you say, ‘If a person says to his father or his mother, whatever I have that would help you is Corban (that is, [fn]given to God),’
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:12 - you no longer allow him to do anything for his father or his mother;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:13 - thereby invalidating the word of God by your tradition which you have handed down; and you do many things such as that.”

The Heart of Man

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:14 - After He called the crowd to Him again, He began saying to them, “Listen to Me, all of you, and understand:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:15 - there is nothing outside the person which can defile him if it goes into him; but the things which come out of the person are what defile the person.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:17 - And when He later entered a house, away from the crowd, His disciples asked Him about the parable.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:18 - And He *said to them, “Are you so lacking in understanding as well? Do you not understand that whatever goes into the person from outside cannot defile him,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:19 - because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, and [fn]is eliminated?” (Thereby He declared all foods clean.)
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:20 - And He was saying, “That which comes out of the person, that is what defiles the person.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:21 - “For from within, out of the [fn]hearts of people, come the evil thoughts, acts of sexual immorality, thefts, murders, acts of adultery,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:22 - deeds of greed, wickedness, deceit, indecent behavior, [fn]envy, slander, [fn]pride, and foolishness.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:23 - “All these evil things come from within and defile the person.”

The Syrophoenician Woman

(Mat 15:21–28 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:24 - Now Jesus got up and went from there to the region of Tyre[fn]. And when He had entered a house, He wanted no one to know about it; and yet He could not escape notice.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:25 - But after hearing about Him, a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately came and fell at His feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:26 - Now the woman was a [fn]Gentile, of Syrophoenician descent. And she repeatedly asked Him to cast the demon out of her daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:27 - And He was saying to her, “Let the children be satisfied first, for it is not [fn]good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the [fn]dogs.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:28 - But she answered and *said to Him, “Yes, Lord, but even the dogs under the table feed on the children’s crumbs.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:29 - And He said to her, “Because of this [fn]answer, go; the demon has gone out of your daughter.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:30 - And after going back to her home, she found the child [fn]lying on the bed, and the demon gone.
(Mat 15:29–31 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:31 - Again He left the region of Tyre and came through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, within the region of Decapolis.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:32 - And they *brought to Him one who was deaf and had difficulty speaking, and they *begged Him to lay His hand on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:33 - And Jesus took him aside from the crowd, by himself, and put His fingers in his ears, and after spitting, He touched his tongue with the saliva;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:34 - and looking up to heaven with a deep sigh, He *said to him, “Ephphatha!” that is, “Be opened!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:35 - And his ears were opened, and the [fn]impediment of his tongue was [fn]removed, and he began speaking plainly.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:36 - And He gave them orders not to tell anyone; but the more He ordered them, the more widely they continued to proclaim it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:37 - And they were utterly astonished, saying, “He has done all things well; He makes even those who are deaf hear, and those who are unable to talk, speak.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit common; i.e., ritually unclean
Lit with a fist (following a prescribed ritual)
Lit baptize; i.e., immerse; two early mss purify
Lit baptisms
Lit common; i.e., ritually unclean
Lit to die with death
Lit a gift; i.e., an offering
Late mss add, as v 16: If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.
Lit goes out into the latrine
Lit an evil eye
Or arrogance
Two early mss add and Sidon
Lit Greek
Or proper
I.e., pet dogs
Lit word
Lit thrown
Lit bond
Lit undone
See the NASB20 Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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