23 All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you.”

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15 It’s not what goes into your body that defiles you; you are defiled by what comes from your heart.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 7:15 Some manuscripts add verse 16, Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand. Compare 4:9, 23.

In the same way, these people—who claim authority from their dreams—live immoral lives, defy authority, and scoff at supernatural beings.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 8 Greek at glorious ones, which are probably evil angels.

15 Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted.

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17 God will destroy anyone who destroys this temple. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.

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18 “Don’t you understand either?” he asked. “Can’t you see that the food you put into your body cannot defile you?

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