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Mark 7 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:1 - Now when the Pharisees gathered together to him, with some of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem,

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:2 - they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands defiled, that is, unwashed.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:3 - (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they wash their hands, observing the tradition of the elders;

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:4 - and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless they purify themselves; and there are many other traditions which they observe, the washing of cups and pots and vessels of bronze.)

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:5 - And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, "Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with hands defiled?"

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:6 - And he said to 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;

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:7 - in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:8 - You leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men."

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:9 - And he said to them, "You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God, in order to keep your tradition!

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:10 - For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother'; and, 'He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him surely die';

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:11 - but you say, 'If a man tells his father or his mother, What you would have gained from me is Corban' (that is, given to God)--

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:12 - then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother,

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:13 - thus making void the word of God through your tradition which you hand on. And many such things you do."

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:14 - And he called the people to him again, and said to them, "Hear me, all of you, and understand:

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:15 - there is nothing outside a man which by going into him can defile him; but the things which come out of a man are what defile him."

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:16 - Other ancient authorities insert verse 16, "If any man has ears to hear, let him hear."

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:17 - And when he had entered the house, and left the people, his disciples asked him about the parable.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:18 - And he said to them, "Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a man from outside cannot defile him,

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:19 - since it enters, not his heart but his stomach, and so passes on?" (Thus he declared all foods clean.)

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:20 - And he said, "What comes out of a man is what defiles a man.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:21 - For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, fornication, theft, murder, adultery,

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:22 - coveting, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:23 - All these evil things come from within, and they defile a man."

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:24 - And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered a house, and would not have any one know it; yet he could not be hid.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:25 - But immediately a woman, whose little daughter was possessed by an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell down at his feet.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:26 - Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoeni'cian by birth. And she begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:27 - And he said to her, "Let the children first be fed, for it is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:28 - But she answered him, "Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:29 - And he said to her, "For this saying you may go your way; the demon has left your daughter."

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:30 - And she went home, and found the child lying in bed, and the demon gone.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:31 - Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, through the region of the Decap'olis.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:32 - And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech; and they besought him to lay his hand upon him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:33 - And taking him aside from the multitude privately, he 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 said to him, "Eph'phatha," that is, "Be opened."

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:35 - And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:36 - And he charged them to tell no one; but the more he charged them, the more zealously they proclaimed it.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:37 - And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well; he even makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak."
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Other ancient authorities insert verse 16, ["If any man has ears to hear, let him hear."]

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