Defilement From Within
12 Then his disciples having come near, said to him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees, having heard the word, were scandalized?
13 And having answered, he said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up. 14 Let them go: they are blind guides of the blind. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
15 And Peter, having answered, said to him, Explain to us this parable.
16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet destitute of understanding? 17 Do ye not yet understand, that everything going into the mouth proceeds to the belly, and is cast out in the privy? 18 But the things going forth out of the mouth come from the heart, and these pollute the man. 19 For from the heart come forth evil reflections, slaughters, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, defamations: 20 These are the things polluting a man: but to eat with unwashed hands pollutes not a man.
14 And having called all the crowd, he said to them, Hear me, all ye, and do ye understand: 15 There is nothing from without a man, entering into him, which can defile him: but things coming out from him, these are the things polluting the man. 16 If any have ears to hear, let him hear.
17 And when he came into the house from the crowd, his disciples asked him of the parable. 18 And he says, So are ye also without understanding? Do ye not perceive, that anything from without entering into a man, cannot pollute him 19 For it goes not into the heart, but into the belly, and goes forth into the privy, purging all food 20 And he said, That going out of a man, that pollutes a man. 21 For within, out of the heart of men, go forth evil reflections, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 Thefts, overreaching, deceit, licentiousness, an evil eye, defamation, pride, foolishness: 23 All these evils go out from within, and pollute a man.