15 But Peter said to him, (A)“Explain the parable to us.” 16 And he said, (B)“Are you also still without understanding? 17 Do you not see that (C)whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and is expelled?[a] 18 But (D)what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. 19 For out of the heart come (E)evil thoughts, (F)murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, (G)slander. 20 (H)These are what defile a person. But (I)to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 15:17 Greek is expelled into the latrine

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