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(1) Mark 7:17-23 = Matt 15:15-20



(1) Mark 7:17-23 = Matt 15:15-20

/7:17/ When he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about the parable. /7:18/ He said to them, "Then do you also fail to understand? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile, /7:19/ since it enters, not the heart but the stomach, and goes out into the sewer?" (Thus he declared all foods clean.) /7:20/ And he said, "It is what comes out of a person that defiles. /7:21/ For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder, /7:22/ adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly. /7:23/ All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person."

= Matt 15:15-20
/15:15/ But Peter said to him, "Explain this parable to us." /15:16/ Then he said, "Are you also still without understanding? /15:17/ Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach, and goes out into the sewer? /15:18/ But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles. /15:19/ For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. /15:20/ These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile."



John Dominic Crossan

Item: 236
Stratum: II (60-80 CE)
Historicity: -
Common Sayings Tradition: No


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