Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Not what enters into the mouth defiles the man; but what goes forth out of the mouth, this defiles the man.

New American Standard Bible

"It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man."

King James Version

Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

Holman Bible

It’s not what goes into the mouth that defiles a man, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.”

International Standard Version

It is not what goes into the mouth that makes a person unclean. It is what comes out of the mouth that makes a person unclean."

A Conservative Version

Not that which enters into the mouth defiles the man, but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles the man.

American Standard Version

Not that which entereth into the mouth defileth the man; but that which proceedeth out of the mouth, this defileth the man.

Amplified

It is not what goes into the mouth of a man that makes him unclean and defiled, but what comes out of the mouth; this makes a man unclean and defiles [him].

An Understandable Version

It is not what enters the mouth of a person that [spiritually] corrupts him, but what proceeds out of his mouth that [spiritually] corrupts him."

Anderson New Testament

That which enters the mouth does not defile the man; but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles the man.

Bible in Basic English

Not that which goes into the mouth makes a man unclean, but that which comes out of the mouth.

Common New Testament

not what goes into the mouth defiles a man, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man."

Daniel Mace New Testament

that which entereth by the mouth is not what defiles a man: but what defiles the man is that which is discharged by the mouth.

Godbey New Testament

That if which cometh into the mouth does not defile the man; but that which cometh out from the mouth, that defiles the man.

Goodspeed New Testament

"Listen to this, and grasp it! It is not what goes into a man's mouth that pollutes him; it is what comes out of his mouth that pollutes a man."

John Wesley New Testament

Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth the man, but what cometh out of the mouth, this defileth the man.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

not that which goes into the mouth defiles the man; but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles the man.

Julia Smith Translation

Not that coming into the mouth pollutes the man; but that going forth out of the mouth, this pollutes the man.

King James 2000

Not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man; but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.

Lexham Expanded Bible

It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth--this defiles a person."

Modern King James verseion

Not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man; but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

That which goeth into the mouth, defileth not the man: but that which cometh out of the mouth, defileth the man."

Moffatt New Testament

it is not what enters a man's mouth that defiles him, what defiles a man is what comes out of his mouth."

Montgomery New Testament

"Listen, and pay attention. It is not what goes into a man's mouth that defiles him, but what comes out of it, that defiles the man."

NET Bible

What defiles a person is not what goes into the mouth; it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles a person."

New Heart English Bible

That which enters into the mouth does not defile the man; but that which proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man."

Noyes New Testament

Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

Sawyer New Testament

Not that which enters into the mouth, defiles the man; but that which proceeds out of the mouth that defiles the man.

The Emphasized Bible

Not that which entereth into the mouth, defileth the man, but, that which proceedeth out of the mouth, the same, defileth the man,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but what cometh out of the mouth, that defileth the man.

Twentieth Century New Testament

It is not what enters a man's mouth that 'defiles' him, but what comes out from his mouth--that does defile him!"

Webster

Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

Weymouth New Testament

It is not what goes into a man's mouth that defiles him; but it is what comes out of his mouth--*that* defiles a man."

Williams New Testament

It is not what goes into a man's mouth that makes him foul; no, it is what comes out of a man's mouth that makes him foul."

World English Bible

That which enters into the mouth doesn't defile the man; but that which proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man."

Worrell New Testament

Not that which enters into the mouth defiles the man; but that which proceeds out of the mouth??his defiles the man."

Worsley New Testament

not that which goeth into the mouth defileth the man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this polluteth the man.

Youngs Literal Translation

not that which is coming into the mouth doth defile the man, but that which is coming forth from the mouth, this defileth the man.'

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

εἰσέρχομαι 
Eiserchomai 
enter, go, come in, go in, enter in, come, arise
Usage: 120

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

the mouth
στόμα 
Stoma 
στόμα 
Stoma 
Usage: 63
Usage: 63

κοινόω 
Koinoo 
κοινόω 
Koinoo 
Usage: 5
Usage: 5

a man
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

ἐκπορεύομαι 
Ekporeuomai 
proceed, go out, go, come, depart, go forth, , vr go forth
Usage: 22

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 15:11

References

Images Matthew 15:11

Prayers for Matthew 15:11

Context Readings

Defilement From Within

10 And having called to him the crowd, he said to them, Hear and understand: 11 Not what enters into the mouth defiles the man; but what goes forth out of the mouth, this defiles the man. 12 Then his disciples, coming up, said to him, Dost thou know that the Pharisees, having heard this word, have been offended?


Cross References

Acts 10:14-15

And Peter said, In no wise, Lord; for I have never eaten anything common or unclean.

Mark 7:15

There is nothing from outside a man entering into him which can defile him; but the things which go out from him, those it is which defile the man.

Psalm 10:7

His mouth is full of cursing, and deceit, and oppression; under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.

Psalm 12:2

They speak falsehood every one with his neighbour: with flattering lip, with a double heart, do they speak.

Psalm 52:2-4

Thy tongue deviseth mischievous things, like a sharp razor, practising deceit.

Psalm 58:3-4

The wicked go astray from the womb; they err as soon as they are born, speaking lies.

Isaiah 37:23

Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted the voice? Against the Holy One of Israel hast thou lifted up thine eyes on high.

Isaiah 59:3-5

For your hands are stained with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips speak lies, your tongue muttereth unrighteousness:

Isaiah 59:13-15

in transgressing and lying against Jehovah, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.

Jeremiah 9:3-6

And they bend their tongue, their bow of falsehood, and not for fidelity are they valiant in the land; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith Jehovah.

Matthew 12:34-37

Offspring of vipers! how can ye speak good things, being wicked? For of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Matthew 15:18-20

but the things which go forth out of the mouth come out of the heart, and those defile man.

Luke 11:38-41

But the Pharisee seeing it wondered that he had not first washed before dinner.

Acts 11:8-9

And I said, In no wise, Lord, for common or unclean has never entered into my mouth.

Romans 3:13-14

their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; asps' poison is under their lips:

Romans 14:14

I know, and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean of itself; except to him who reckons anything to be unclean, to that man it is unclean.

Romans 14:17

for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Romans 14:20

For the sake of meat do not destroy the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil to that man who eats while stumbling in doing so.

1 Timothy 4:4-5

For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, being received with thanksgiving;

Titus 1:15

All things are pure to the pure; but to the defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.

Hebrews 13:9

Be not carried away with various and strange doctrines; for it is good that the heart be confirmed with grace, not meats; those who have walked in which have not been profited by them.

James 3:5-8

Thus also the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. See how little a fire, how large a wood it kindles!

2 Peter 2:18

For while speaking great highflown words of vanity, they allure with the lusts of the flesh, by dissoluteness, those who have just fled those who walk in error,

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