14 When He had called all the multitude to Himself, He said to them, “Hear Me, everyone, andunderstand:15 There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things thatdefile a man.16 If[a]anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!”
17 When He had entered a house away from the crowd, His disciples asked Him concerning the parable. 18 So He said to them, “Are you thus without understanding also? Do you not perceive that whatever enters a man from outside cannot defile him,19 because it does not enter his heart but his stomach, and is eliminated,[b]thus purifying all foods?”20 And He said, “What comes out of a man, that defiles a man.21 For from within, out of the heart of men,proceed evil thoughts,adulteries,fornications, murders,22 thefts,covetousness, wickedness,deceit,lewdness, an evil eye,blasphemy,pride, foolishness.23 All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
Upgrade to the best Bible Gateway experience! With Bible Gateway Plus, you gain instant access to a digital Bible study library, including complete notes from the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible and the New Bible Commentary. Try it free for 30 days!