Mark 7 ©

1 The Pharisees and scribes blame the disciples of Christ that they did eat with unwashed hands. 6 Whom Christ defends, and reproves the Pharisees’ hypocrisy in their external washings. 9 And rejects their human institutions, especially in the exposition of the fifth commandment. 14 Teaches what does properly defile a man or not. 24 Casts out a devil out of the daughter of a woman of Syrophenicia. 31 Heals one deaf and dumb. 37 And is much praised for it.


THEN came together untoa him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, 1which came from Jerusalem.


And when they saw some of his disciples eat 2bread with 3defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they 4found fault.


For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands 5oft, eat not, 6holding the tradition of the 7elders.


And when they come from the 8market, except they 9wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, 10and pots, brasen vessels, and of 11tables.


Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why 12walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the 13elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?


He answered and said unto them, 14Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, Thisb people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart 15is far from me.


Howbeitc16in vain do they 17worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.


For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.


And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.


For Moses said, Honourd thy father and thy mother; and, Whosoe18curseth father or mother, let him die the death:


But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, 19It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.


And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;


20Makingf the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.


¶Andg when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand:


Thereh is 21nothing from without a man, that entering into him can 22defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.


23If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.


Andi when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the 24parable.


And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;


Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught,j25purging all meats?


And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.


Fork from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil 26thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,


Thefts, 27covetousness, wickedness, deceit, 28lasciviousness,l an 29evil eye, blasphemy, pride, 30foolishness:


All these evil things 31come from within, and defile the man.


¶Andm from thence he arose, and went 32into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid.


For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:


The woman was a 33Greek, a 34Syrophenician 35by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.


But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not 36meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the 37dogs.


And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.


And he said unto her, For this 38saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.


And when she was come to her house, she found the devil 39gone out, and her daughter 40laid upon the bed.


¶Andn again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of 41Decapolis.


Ando they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put 42his hand upon him.


And he took him 43aside from the multitude, and 44put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;


And looking 45up to heaven, he 46sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.


And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.


And he charged them that they should tell 47no man: but the more he charged them, so much the 48more a great deal they published it;


And were beyond measure astonished, saying, Hep hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.