Chapter 7Mark


1 And the Pharisees gather unto him and certain of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem, 2 and seen that some of his disciples ate their loaves with defiled, that is, unwashen, hands. 3 (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands diligently, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders; 4 and coming from market, except they sprinkle themselves, they eat not; and many other things there are, which they have received to hold, †washings of cups, and pots, and brasen vessels.) 5 And the Pharisees and the scribes ask him, Why walk not thy :disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat :bread with †defiled hands? 6 But HE said to them, Isaiah well prophesied of you :hypocrites, as it is written, [that] This :people honoreth me with their lips, But their heart is far from me.
7 But in vain worship they me, Teaching for doctrines commands of men. 8 Leaving the commandment of :God, ye hold fast the tradition of :men. 9 And he said to them, Well ye reject the commandment of :God, that ye may keep your :tradition. 10 For Moses said, Honor thy :father and thy :mother; and, Who speaketh evil of father or mother, let him end in death: 11 but ye say, If a man shall say to his :father or :mother, That wherewith thou mightest have been profited by me is Corban, which is :Given to God; 12 ye no longer suffer him to do aught for :father or :mother; 13 making void the word of :God by your :tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like ye do. 14 And he called to him the crowd again, and said to them, Hear me all of you, and understand: 15 there is nothing from without the man, that going into him can defile him; but the things proceeding out of the man are what defile the man. 17 And when he entered into the house from the crowd, his :disciples asked of him the parable. 18 And he saith to them, Are YE so without understanding also? Perceive ye not, that whatever from without goeth into the man, it cannot defile him; 19 because it goeth not into his :heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught? This he said, making all :meats clean. 20 And he said [that], What proceedeth out of the man, that defileth the man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of :men, proceed the evil reasonings, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, 22 covetings, wickednesses, guile, lasciviousness, an evil eye, railing, pride, foolishness: 23 all these evils proceed from within, and defile the man.
24 And from thence he arose, and went away into the borders of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered into a house, and would have no one know it; and he could not be hid. 25 But straightway a woman, whose little :daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of him, came and fell down at his :feet. 26 Now the woman was a Greek, Syrophœnician by :race. And she asked him that he cast forth the demon out of her :daughter. 27 And he said to her, Let thou first the children be filled: for it is not well to take the children’s :bread and cast it to the dogs. 28 But she answered and saith to him, Yea, Lord; even the dogs under the table eat of the crumbs of the children. 29 And he said to her, For this :saying go, the demon is gone out of thy :daughter. 30 And she went away unto her :house, and found the child laid upon the bed, and the demon gone out. 31 And again he went out from the borders of Tyre, and came through Sidon unto the sea of :Galilee, through the midst of the borders of Decapolis. 32 And they bring to him one deaf, and with a speech impediment; and they beseech him to lay his :hand upon him. 33 And he took him aside from the crowd privately, and put his :fingers into his :ears, and spat, and touched his :tongue; 34 and looking up to :heaven, he sighed, and saith to him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. 35 And his :ears were opened, and the bond of his :tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. 36 And he charged them that they tell no one: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal THEY published it. 37 And they were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well; he maketh both deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.