18 But (A)the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and those things defile the person. 19 (B)For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, acts of adultery, other immoral sexual acts, thefts, false testimonies, and [a]slanderous statements. 20 These are the things that defile the person; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the person.”

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  1. Matthew 15:19 Or abusive speech