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Li cˈaˈru na‑el chak saˈ li kachˈo̱l, aˈan li nocoma̱cob cuiˈ

Eb laj fariseo queˈcuulac riqˈuin li Jesús rochbeneb cuib oxib laj tzˈi̱b li queˈchal chak aran Jerusalén. Ut eb aˈan queˈxqˈue retal nak cuan lix tzolom li Jesús queˈcuaˈac chi incˈaˈ queˈxchˈaj li rukˈeb chi tzˈakal joˈ cˈaynakeb chixba̱nunquil laj fariseo. Eb laj fariseo ut chixjunileb laj judío incˈaˈ nequeˈcuaˈac cui incˈaˈ teˈxchˈaj li rukˈeb joˈ naxye li chakˈrab li canabanbil reheb xbaneb lix xeˈto̱nil yucuaˈ. Ut nak nequeˈsukˈi chak saˈ cˈayil incˈaˈ nequeˈcuaˈac cui incˈaˈ nequeˈchˈajoc joˈ naxye lix chakˈrabeb. Ut cuan cuiˈchic nabal li naˈleb li nequeˈxba̱nu joˈ canabanbil reheb xbaneb li xeˈto̱nil yucuaˈ, joˈ li xchˈajbal lix secˈ, lix xar, li ucˈal chˈi̱chˈ ut lix chˈa̱t. Eb laj fariseo ut eb laj tzˈi̱b queˈxpatzˈ re li Jesús: ―¿Cˈaˈut nak eb la̱ tzolom incˈaˈ nequeˈxba̱nu li kachakˈrabinquil canabanbil ke xbaneb li kaxeˈ kato̱n? Eb aˈan nequeˈcuaˈac chi incˈaˈ nequeˈxchˈaj li rukˈeb joˈ naxye li kachakˈrabinquil, chanqueb. Nak quichakˈoc li Jesús quixye reheb: ―Ya̱l ajcuiˈ li quixye laj Isaías che̱rix la̱ex aj caˈpacˈal u nak quixye chi joˈcaˈin:

Li tenamit aˈin niquineˈx‑oxlokˈi caˈaj cuiˈ riqˈuin xtzˈu̱maleb re. Moco nequeˈxba̱nu ta chi anchal xchˈo̱leb.
Ma̱cˈaˈ aj e nak niquineˈxlokˈoni xban nak li tijleb li nequeˈxcˈut aˈan yal xchakˈrab eb li cui̱nk.

La̱ex nequetzˈekta̱na lix chakˈrab li Dios, ut aˈ chic le̱ najter naˈleb nequeba̱nu, joˈ riqˈuin xchˈajbal li secˈ ut li xar ut li cˈaˈak ru chi chakˈrabil reheb li cui̱nk.― Li Jesús quixye ajcuiˈ reheb: ―La̱ex nequetzˈekta̱na lix chakˈrab li Dios re nak te̱ba̱nu li najter naˈleb canabanbil e̱re xbaneb le̱ xeˈto̱nil yucuaˈ. 10 Laj Moisés quixye, “Cha‑oxlokˈi la̱ naˈ la̱ yucuaˈ ut ani tixhob xnaˈ xyucuaˈ, ta̱camsi̱k.” 11 Aˈut la̱ex nequeye cui cuan junak li cui̱nk incˈaˈ naraj xtenkˈanquil lix naˈ xyucuaˈ, aˈan naru tixye, “Corbán”, chirix li cˈaˈak re ru tixtenkˈa cuiˈ raj lix naˈ xyucuaˈ. Li a̱tin aˈan naraj naxye “yechiˈinbil re li Dios”. 12 Riqˈuin xba̱nunquil aˈan li cui̱nk incˈaˈ chic naru tixtenkˈa lix naˈ xyucuaˈ, chanquex. 13 Ut cuan nabal chic cˈaˈak re ru chi naˈlebil nalaje̱ba̱nu. Riqˈuin xba̱nunquil li najter naˈleb canabanbil e̱re, yo̱quex chixtzˈekta̱nanquil lix chakˈrab li Dios, chan li Jesús reheb. 14 Ut li Jesús quixbokeb li tenamit ut quixye reheb: ―Abihomak che̱junilex li cˈaˈru tinye ut qˈuehomak retal re nak te̱tau xya̱lal. 15 Ma̱cuaˈ li cˈaˈru naxtzaca li cui̱nk nama̱coˈ cuiˈ; aban li cˈaˈru incˈaˈ us naxcˈoxla, aˈan nama̱coˈ cuiˈ. 16 Li ani naraj rabinquil, chixqˈuehak retal li ninye.― 17 Nak li Jesús qui‑el saˈ xya̱nkeb li qˈuila tenamit, qui‑oc saˈ cab. Ut eb lix tzolom queˈxpatzˈ re: ―¿Cˈaˈru xya̱lal li a̱tin xaye?― 18 Ut li Jesús quixye reheb: ―¿Ma incˈaˈ ajcuiˈ xetau ru la̱ex li xinye? ¿Ma incˈaˈ nequenau nak ma̱cuaˈ li cˈaˈru naxtzaca junak nama̱coˈ cuiˈ? 19 Li cˈaˈru naxtzaca junak, aˈan moco saˈ ra̱m ta naxic. Ti̱c saˈ xsaˈ naxic ut chirix aˈan naxtzˈek cuiˈchic, chan. Joˈcan nak quixye nak chixjunil li natzacaman moco ma̱c ta xtzacanquil. 20 Ut quixye ajcuiˈ li Jesús reheb: ―Li incˈaˈ us naxcˈoxla saˈ xchˈo̱l, aˈan nama̱cob cuiˈ. 21 Saˈ xcˈaˈux junak nachal chak li ma̱us aj naˈleb, li muxuc caxa̱r, li coˈbe̱tac yumbe̱tac, ut li xcamsinquil ras ri̱tzˈin. 22 Ut saˈ xcˈaˈux ajcuiˈ nachal li elkˈac, lix rahinquil ru cˈaˈru re ras ri̱tzˈin, li ma̱usilal, li balakˈi̱nc, li xba̱nunquil li xuta̱nalil naˈleb, li cakali̱nc, li majecua̱nc, li kˈetkˈetil, ut lix majelil naˈleb. 23 Chixjunil li ma̱us aj naˈleb aˈin saˈ xcˈaˈux junak nachal chak ut aˈan nama̱cob cuiˈ li junju̱nk.―

Li ixk aj Sirofenicia quipa̱ban

24 Li Jesús co̱ saˈ jalan naˈajej xcue̱nt Tiro ut xcue̱nt Sidón. Cox‑oc saˈ jun li cab. Incˈaˈ raj quiraj quinauheˈ nak cuan aran. Abanan incˈaˈ quiru quixmuk rib. 25 Saˈ junpa̱t qui‑abi̱c resil xban jun li ixk nak cuan aran. Li ixk aˈan cuan jun lix coˈ cuan ma̱us aj musikˈej riqˈuin. Co̱ riqˈuin li Jesús ut quixcuikˈib rib chiru. 26 Li ixk aˈan ma̱cuaˈ aj judío, aˈan aj Sirofenicia. Quixtzˈa̱ma chiru li Jesús nak ta̱risi li ma̱us aj musikˈej riqˈuin lix coˈ. 27 Ut li Jesús quixye re: ―Cuaˈakeb cuan junxil li cocˈal. Incˈaˈ us xmakˈbal xcuaheb li cocˈal ut xqˈuebal reheb li tzˈiˈ, chan. 28 Ut li ixk quichakˈoc ut quixye re: ―Ya̱l li nacaye, Ka̱cuaˈ, abanan eb li tzˈiˈ nequeˈxxoc xcˈaj xcua li cocˈal rubel li me̱x nak yo̱queb chi cuaˈac, chan. 29 Li Jesús quixye re li ixk: ―Us li xaye. Ayu saˈ la̱ cuochoch. Ac x‑el li ma̱us aj musikˈej riqˈuin la̱ coˈ, chan. 30 Co̱ li ixk saˈ li rochoch ut coxtau lix coˈ chi yocyo chiru lix chˈa̱t. Ma̱cˈaˈ chic li ma̱us aj musikˈej riqˈuin.

Li Jesús quixqˈuirtesi jun li cui̱nk tzˈap xic ut tat re

31 Nak qui‑el li Jesús rochbeneb lix tzolom saˈ li naˈajej xcue̱nt Tiro, queˈnumeˈ saˈ li tenamit Sidón. Ut queˈnumeˈ ajcuiˈ saˈ li naˈajej xcue̱nt Decápolis, ut queˈcuulac cuan cuiˈ li palau Galilea. 32 Ut quicˈameˈ chak jun li cui̱nk riqˈuin li Jesús tzˈap xic ut tat re. Queˈxtzˈa̱ma chiru nak tixqˈue li rukˈ saˈ xbe̱n. 33 Li Jesús quirisi li cui̱nk saˈ xya̱nkeb li tenamit ut quixcˈam xjunes. Quixchˈic li ruˈuj rukˈ saˈ xxic li cui̱nk. Quixtˈakresi li ruˈuj rukˈ riqˈuin li xyaˈal re ut quixchˈeˈ li ruˈuj rakˈ li cui̱nk. 34 Qui‑iloc saˈ choxa, quixjikˈ xchˈo̱l ut quixye: ―Efata.― Saˈ li ra̱tinoba̱l naraj naxye, “Chiteli̱k la̱ xic ut chat‑abi̱nk.” 35 Saˈ junpa̱t quiteli lix xic ut na‑abin chic ut sa chic naa̱tinac. 36 Ut li Jesús quixye reheb li qˈuila tenamit: ―Ma̱ ani aj e te̱serakˈi li cˈaˈru yo̱quin chixba̱nunquil, chan. Quixkˈuseb chi us. Abanan eb aˈan kˈaxal cuiˈchic nak queˈoc chixserakˈinquil. 37 Cˈajoˈ nak queˈsach xchˈo̱leb chirilbal ut queˈxye: ―Cha̱bil chixjunil li naxba̱nu. Naxqˈue chi abi̱nc li tzˈap xic ut naxqˈue chi a̱tinac li mem, chanqueb.

Mark 7 New International Version (NIV)

That Which Defiles

The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. (The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders. When they come from the marketplace they do not eat unless they wash. And they observe many other traditions, such as the washing of cups, pitchers and kettles.[a])

So the Pharisees and teachers of the law asked Jesus, “Why don’t your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders instead of eating their food with defiled hands?”

He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:

“‘These people honor me with their lips,
    but their hearts are far from me.
They worship me in vain;
    their teachings are merely human rules.’[b]

You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.”

And he continued, “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe[c] your own traditions! 10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and mother,’[d] and, ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’[e] 11 But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is Corban (that is, devoted to God)— 12 then you no longer let them do anything for their father or mother. 13 Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that.”

14 Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen to me, everyone, and understand this. 15 Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them.” [16] [f]

17 After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable. 18 “Are you so dull?” he asked. “Don’t you see that nothing that enters a person from the outside can defile them? 19 For it doesn’t go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.)

20 He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. 21 For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”

Jesus Honors a Syrophoenician Woman’s Faith

24 Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre.[g] He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret. 25 In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an impure spirit came and fell at his feet. 26 The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.

27 “First let the children eat all they want,” he told her, “for it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”

28 “Lord,” she replied, “even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”

29 Then he told her, “For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter.”

30 She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.

Jesus Heals a Deaf and Mute Man

31 Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis.[h] 32 There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Jesus to place his hand on him.

33 After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. 34 He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”). 35 At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.

36 Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it. 37 People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”


  1. Mark 7:4 Some early manuscripts pitchers, kettles and dining couches
  2. Mark 7:7 Isaiah 29:13
  3. Mark 7:9 Some manuscripts set up
  4. Mark 7:10 Exodus 20:12; Deut. 5:16
  5. Mark 7:10 Exodus 21:17; Lev. 20:9
  6. Mark 7:16 Some manuscripts include here the words of 4:23.
  7. Mark 7:24 Many early manuscripts Tyre and Sidon
  8. Mark 7:31 That is, the Ten Cities
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