Mark Chapter 7
1 Then came together unto him the Phariseesand certain of thescribeswhich came from Jerusalem.
2 And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread withdefiledthat is to saywith unwashenhandsthey foundfault.
3 For the Phariseesand all the Jewsexcept they wash theirhands ofteat notholding the tradition of the elders.
4 And when they come from the marketexcept they washthey eatnot. And many other things there bewhich they have receivedto holdas the washing of cupsand potsbrasen vesselsandof tables.
5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked himWhy walk not thydisciples according to the tradition of the eldersbut eatbread with unwashen hands
6 He answered and said unto themWell hath Esaias prophesied ofyou hypocritesas it is writtenThis people honoureth mewith their lipsbut their heart is far from me.
7 Howbeit in vain do they worship meteaching for doctrines thecommandments of men.
8 For laying aside the commandment of Godye hold the traditionof menas the washing of pots and cupsand many other suchlike things ye do.
9 And he said unto themFull well ye reject the commandment ofGodthat ye may keep your own tradition.
10 For Moses saidHonour thy father and thy motherandWhosocurseth father or motherlet him die the death
11 But ye sayIf a man shall say to his father or motherIt isCorbanthat is to saya giftby whatsoever thou mightest beprofited by mehe shall be free.
12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or hismother
13 Making the word of God of none effect through your traditionwhich ye have deliveredand many such like things do ye.
14 And when he had called all the people unto himhe said untothemHearken unto me every one of youand understand
15 There is nothing from without a manthat entering into himcan defile himbut the things which come out of himthoseare they that defile the man.
16 If any man have ears to hearlet him hear.
17 And when he was entered into the house from the peoplehisdisciples asked him concerning the parable.
18 And he saith unto themAre ye so without understanding also Do ye not perceivethat whatsoever thing from withoutentereth into the manit cannot defile him
19 Because it entereth not into his heartbut into the bellyand goeth out into the draughtpurging all meats
20 And he saidThat which cometh out of the manthat defileththe man.
21 For from withinout of the heart of menproceed evilthoughtsadulteriesfornicationsmurders
22 Theftscovetousnesswickednessdeceitlasciviousnessanevil eyeblasphemypridefoolishness
23 All these evil things come from withinand defile the man.
24 And from thence he aroseand went into the borders of Tyreand Sidonand entered into an houseand would have no manknow itbut he could not be hid.
25 For a certain womanwhose young daughter had an uncleanspiritheard of himand came and fell at his feet
26 The woman was a Greeka Syrophenician by nationand shebesought him that he would cast forth the devil out of herdaughter.
27 But Jesus said unto herLet the children first be filledforit is not meet to take the children s breadand to cast itunto the dogs.
28 And she answered and said unto himYesLordyet the dogsunder the table eat of the children s crumbs.
29 And he said unto herFor this saying go thy waythe devil isgone out of thy daughter.
30 And when she was come to her houseshe found the devil goneoutand her daughter laid upon the bed.
31 And againdeparting from the coasts of Tyre and Sidonhecame unto the sea of Galileethrough the midst of the coastsof Decapolis.
32 And they bring unto him one that was deafand had animpediment in his speechand they beseech him to put his handupon him.
33 And he took him aside from the multitudeand put his fingersinto his earsand he spitand touched his tongue
34 And looking up to heavenhe sighedand saith unto himEphphathathat isBe opened.
35 And straightway his ears were openedand the string of histongue was loosedand he spake plain.
36 And he charged them that they should tell no manbut the morehe charged themso much the more a great deal they publishedit
37 And were beyond measure astonishedsayingHe hath done allthings wellhe maketh both the deaf to hearand the dumb tospeak.