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Mark 7:1 (show verse)

The Pharisees gathered about him with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem.

Mark 7:2 (show verse)

They had noticed that some of his disciples ate their food without first giving their hands a ceremonial washing to purify them.

Mark 7:3 (show verse)

For the Pharisees and all the Jews observe the rules handed down from their ancestors, and will not eat until they have washed their hands in a particular way,

Mark 7:4 (show verse)

and they will not eat anything from the market without first purifying it by sprinkling it, and they have a number of other observances which have come down to them, in the way of washing cups, pitchers, and basins.

Mark 7:5 (show verse)

And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, "Why do your disciples not observe the rules handed down by our ancestors, but eat food without purifying their hands?"

Mark 7:6 (show verse)

But he said to them, "It was about you hypocrites that Isaiah prophesied so finely, in the words, " 'This people honor me with their lips, Yet their hearts are far away from me.

Mark 7:7 (show verse)

But their worship of me is all in vain, For the lessons they teach are but human precepts.'

Mark 7:8 (show verse)

"You give up what God has commanded and hold fast to what men have handed down.

Mark 7:9 (show verse)

"How skilful you are," he said to them, "in nullifying what God has commanded in order to observe what has been handed down to you.

Mark 7:10 (show verse)

For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and again, 'Whoever abuses his father or mother must be put to death.'

Mark 7:11 (show verse)

But you say, 'If a man says to his father or mother, "Anything of mine that might have been of use to you is Korban," ' that is, consecrated to God,

Mark 7:12 (show verse)

you let him off from doing anything more for his father or mother,

Mark 7:13 (show verse)

and so you nullify what God has said by what you have handed down. You have many such practices."

Mark 7:14 (show verse)

He called the people to him again and said to them, "Listen to me, all of you, and understand this.

Mark 7:15 (show verse)

Nothing that goes into a man from outside can pollute him. It is what comes out of a man that pollutes him."

Mark 7:16 (show verse)


Mark 7:17 (show verse)

When he had left the crowd and gone home, his disciples asked him what he meant by this figure.

Mark 7:18 (show verse)

And he said to them, "Have not even you any understanding then? Do you not see that nothing that goes into a man from outside can pollute him,

Mark 7:19 (show verse)

since it does not go into his heart but into his stomach and then is disposed of?" So he declared all food clean.

Mark 7:20 (show verse)

He went on to say, "It is what comes out of a man that pollutes him.

Mark 7:21 (show verse)

For it is from inside, from men's hearts, that designs of evil come; immorality, stealing, murder, adultery,

Mark 7:22 (show verse)

greed, malice, deceit, indecency, envy, abusiveness, arrogance, folly??23 all these evils come from inside, and they pollute a man."

Mark 7:23 (show verse)

Mark 7:24 (show verse)

He left that place and went to the neighborhood of Tyre and Sidon. And he went into a certain house, and wanted no one to know of it. And he could not keep it secret,

Mark 7:25 (show verse)

but a woman whose little daughter was possessed by a foul spirit immediately heard about him and came and threw herself at his feet.

Mark 7:26 (show verse)

Now the woman was a Greek, of Syrophoenician birth. And she begged him to drive the demon out of her daughter.
the Canaanites » Some descendants of, in our lord's time
Children » Prayers for » The syrophenician mother
Demons » The daughter of the syrophoenician woman
Faith » Instances of faith in Christ » The syrophoenician woman
Faith » Trial of » The syrophoenician woman
Family » Parental prayers » The syrophenician mother
Family » Devotions » The syrophenician mother
Greece » Inhabitants of » Called "gentiles" (non-jews)
Home » Parental prayers » The syrophenician mother
Jesus Christ » Miracles of » The daughter of the syro-phoenician woman healed
Jesus Christ » History of » Heals the daughter of the syro-phoenician woman (near tyre and sidon)
Miracles » Of jesus, in chronological order » Heals the daughter of the non-jewish, syro-phoenician woman
Parents » Prayers » The syrophenician mother
woman's Persistence » Examples of the persistence of » The syrophenician
Prayer » Importunity in » The non-jewish, syro-phoenician woman
Prayer » Parental prayers » The syrophenician mother
Religion » Parental prayers » The syrophenician mother
sidon » A city » A city on the northern boundary of the canaanites » Jesus visits the region of, and heals the daughter of the non-jewish, syro-phoenician woman
Syria » And it included phoenicia
Syro-phoenician » The nationality of a non-jewish woman whose daughter was cured by jesus
Tyre » City of » Heals the daughter of the non-jewish, syrophenician woman near
Women » Persistence of examples of » The syrophenician
Worship » Parental prayers » The syrophenician mother

Mark 7:27 (show verse)

He said to her, "Let the children first eat all they want, for it is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."

Mark 7:28 (show verse)

But she answered, "True, sir! and still the dogs under the table eat what the children leave!"

Mark 7:29 (show verse)

He said to her, "If you can say that, go home; the demon has left your daughter."

Mark 7:30 (show verse)

And she went home and found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.

Mark 7:31 (show verse)

He left the neighborhood of Tyre again and went by way of Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, crossing the district of the Ten Towns.

Mark 7:32 (show verse)

And they brought to him a man who was deaf and hardly able to speak, and they begged him to lay his hand on him.

Mark 7:33 (show verse)

He took him off by himself away from the crowd, and put his fingers in the man's ears, and touched his tongue with saliva.

Mark 7:34 (show verse)

And he looked up to heaven and sighed, and said to him, "Ephphatha!"??hich means "Open."

Mark 7:35 (show verse)

And his ears were opened and his tongue was released and he talked plainly.

Mark 7:36 (show verse)

And Jesus forbade them to tell anyone about it, but the more he forbade them the more they spread the news far and wide.

Mark 7:37 (show verse)

And people were utterly amazed, and said, "How well he has done everything! He even makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak!"